The catalytic converter was invented by Eugene Houdry, a French mechanical engineer and expert in catalytic oil refining who lived in the U.S. around 1950. This converter uses a chamber called a catalyst to change the harmful compounds from an engine’s emissions into safe gases, like steam. It works to split up the unsafe molecules in the gases that a car produces before they get released into the air.
So too one’s minds has a converter, a moral system, that is inbuilt to convert what is seen, heard, smelt, and felt into actions that should be pleasing to both society and God. Does it always work? Possibly not and each moment, hour and day brings with it thoughts that need to go through a purification process that has a greater or lesser spiritual impact. Having the Holy Spirit inside of a person allows for a transition from carnal to spiritual thinking, converting what could have been dangerous or risky, into a productive or cleansed thought.
The Psalmist writes in Psalm 139:1-3 (GNB) LORD, you have examined me, and you know me. You know everything I do; from far away you understand all my thoughts. You see me, whether I am working or resting; you know all my actions.
Dear Father, examine my mind and remove from it every cause for a depressed mood. Enlighten me with graceful thinking to work around problems and temptations that would bring me into disrepute. I long for the move of your Holy Spirit in me so that I may speak Godly words, and express myself in decent ways. I pray this in Jesus Holy name, Amen. Dr Cliff Ferguson.