In computer science, garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) describes the concept that flawed, or nonsense input data, produces nonsense output or “garbage”. That is according to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Many Christians are in the habit of going to church on Saturdays or Sundays and receiving the teaching and sermons on the scripture. What happens after that? They return home and continue with their normal lifestyle.
We have the privilege to share or to spread the Word of God with incredible technology, to our families, friends and to the world. While doing that we fulfill our ministry according to 2 Timothy 4:5 (KJV) But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Now, the question is, if there are inputs in your life, there must be outputs? Because, if you’re only taking everything in (INPUT), but you are not sending it out (OUTPUT), what will happen? There will be a blockage in your life!
For example, if you plant vegetable seeds, you need to maintain, nurture it with nutrition, fertilize and water the garden as well as getting rid of the weed. This will be your input in your garden. Thereafter, when the time is right, you need to harvest your vegetables (OUTPUT), otherwise the vegetables will become rotten and there is no use for it. All that time wasted. This also applies to our spiritual life. You need to spend time with God, listen, obey and read His Word (INPUT), so that you can fulfill your ministry, spreading the Word, be blessed, be healthy and receive all His promises according to His Word (OUTPUT).
Here are a few astonishing examples in the Bible to reflect on:
NEGATIVE INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
Sin makes you sick – Micah 6:13 (KJV) “So also I will make you sick, striking you down, Desolating you because of your sins.
Bitterness makes the bones brittle – Proverbs 14:30 (KJV) “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.”
What goes in, must come out – Matthew 12: 34 (KJV) O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. (Negative and Positive).
POSITIVE INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
Exodus 19:5-6 (KJV) – Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
Ephesians 6:1-3 (KJV) – Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Romans 2:6-8 (KJV) – Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:
Heavenly Father guide me through Your Holy Spirit to fill my life with positive and uplifting inputs, and let us rather be missionaries, doing Your good work by spreading the gospel as You have commanded. Amen.