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Things To Think About

Every day, our minds are filled with thoughts. Sometimes, these thoughts race. Sometimes, they are purposeful. We think about things that are profound. We think about things that are frivolous.

Our thoughts can be good or bad; kind or mean; selfless or selfish; uplifting or depressing; creative or destructive. So many thoughts.

In Philippians 4:8 (NIV), Paul briefly, powerfully and beautifully wrote about the thoughts that should permeate our minds– control our minds. These are thoughts that result in good works, that bring glory to God, that provide help to those in need, and that surround us with a spirit of thanksgiving.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”

If we could think about such things every day, all day, we just might discover the life that all of us want and the life God wants for us.

 

2 comments… add one
  • Lorraine Lynch May 26, 2016, 11:36 AM

    Oh, this is so perfect. This scripture says it all, Johnny. What a world we would have. Keep bringing it on, brother!

    • John B. Phillips May 26, 2016, 3:43 PM

      It would be quite a world, wouldn’t it, L? Noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy. Not a thing anyone could disagree with. It’s just hard to let those simple principles dominant our minds. J

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