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Feedback is important to spiritual growth

Remember, the things around you can potentially remove the Word of God from your heart. 

Therefore, it is up to you what feelings you allow to follow your experiences. Your thoughts will cause you to approach and follow a problem from a specific vantage point. From that vantage point, you build your experiences, judge situations, form opinions, and finally, develop a plan to respond.

Everyone deals with or approaches the same problems from a specific point of view. What follows your responses are outcomes, which can provide some interesting feedback.

Everyone has a point of view or vantage point in which they see life. Your point of view comes from past experiences.

Before you were saved, your knowledge about God was limited. Because you lacked knowledge about God and his ways, any response to worship, prayer, studying the Bible, etc. came from your observation of other saved folks via personal encounters, television, or exposure to other ministries and how they do things.

How you form new ideas and experiences could also be a mixture of religion as well as non-religious knowledge. As you experience problems (now armed with the Bible, doctrine and other things) you try to find a way to fit the scriptures into problem solving - hitting or missing the mark. Yet, the Lord does not want you to be tossed around. Hitting and missing with the Word of God causes us to form our own points of view of what in the Bible works and does not work.

For example: a saved husband and wife responding to a bad neighbor will think about the problem from different points of view and thus, their dialog about the problem will come from those varying points of view.

How each of you see the situation will determine what you believe to be true about the situation. What follows your thinking are one or more beliefs and responses to that problem. Each response can produce different outcomes.

Pleasing the Lord can never happen solving or thinking through a problem differently from Christ. It is impossible to please God when answering problems from your own point of view. We were shaped in iniquity. Our thoughts are not God's thoughts, neither our ways His. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and do not lean to your own understanding.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law does he meditate day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water...

Take no thought for tomorrow, for tomorrow will take thought for the things of itself. The cares of this world choked the Word and the Word of God become unfruitful. But he that has his hope in Him, purifies himself, because He is pure. Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus.

But be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Be not conformed to this world. The fruit of the Spirit are these... if they remain in you, then you can neither be unfruitful nor unbarren in Christ Jesus.