Philippians 4:8 - Think On These Things.
Philippians 4:8: Think On These Things.
Philippians 4:8 (NIV) Finally, brothers, 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 anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such
things. This may sound easy, but it's actually quite countercultural.
People who work in the media almost always shine their spotlights on
what is wrong. They rarely bother to report good things that are
happening - especially the many good things My people are doing.
Having a positive focus is not only countercultural; it's
contrary to human nature. Your mind is a magnificent creation, but it is
deeply fallen. When Adam and Eve rebelled against Me in the Garden of
Eden, everything was damaged by the Fall. As a result, seeking to
focus on excellent things does not come naturally to you. It requires
persistent effort - making the right choice over and over again. Daily,
moment by moment, you choose to look for what is good.
In spite of the massive problems in your world, much remains
that is worthy of praise. Moreover, the One who is most praiseworthy
is the One who is right beside you - closer than your thoughts.
Rejoice in Me, beloved! (Phi. 4:8; Gen. 3:6; Pro. 16:16; Psa. 73:23)
[Jesus Always by Sarah Young]
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