“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Ps.1 KJV
I realize that the people and environment we expose ourselves to in fellowship is the deciding factor that determines and influences our thought life. Every person that you communicate with carries a sound – either of the glory of God or of the negative.
When you leave a conversation, the effect of it lingers in your mind and consciousness – either good or bad. Having fellowship with people who are full of the glory leaves a stimulating effect of life and inspiration to pursue the things above, not on the earth. The contrary is also true. The choice is ours.
Simply put – what you fill yourself up with, will flow out (“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”).
So everyone leaves an imprint and we also have to check the imprint we are leaving and trace it back to its origin – God or the world, light or darkness, joy or melancholy, love and peace or turmoil, uplifting and encouragement or downgrading and defilement, etc.
When we are filled with the Word of God, meditating on it day and night there is no room for negativity to invade us. “The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path” (Ps.119:105). It shows us the way and as we meditate on His Word, praying in the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation floods our understanding to know the Christ and His ways.
We need to get so filled with the glory of God’s presence that it overflows in a love stream of light to those around us (especially the ungodly, the sinners and the scornful)– leaving a mark of the glory of God, setting the captives free.
We cannot have communion with the ungodly, the sinners and the scornful, but we can be carriers of the glory and be light and salt, being ambassadors of the King, ministering salvation, healing and deliverance, changing the world by His spoken Word.
Another “prosperous” result of meditating on the Word, is that it causes our souls to prosper. (3 John 2) This will cause us to prosper in all things and be in good health! How good is that!?