Sunday, August 28, 2016

What Are You Thinking About?

I have been reading in Philippians lately was reminded to take notice of the things I am thinking about. What kinds of thoughts am I dwelling on? Some of these thoughts bring peace. Other thoughts bring discontent. I want to try and dwell on the thoughts that only bring peace.

What are you thinking about? 
Here are some questions to ask about it:

Is it TRUE?
unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful
Is it HONORABLE?
venerable, honorable, grave, serious, dignified
Is it JUST?
right; righteous; especially, right in the eyes of God
Is it PURE?
chaste; in a condition prepared for worship
Is it LOVELY?
pleasing, acceptable, grateful
Is it COMMENDABLE?
well reported of, spoken in a kindly spirit, laudable, reputable
Is it EXCELLENT?
good, a gracious act, virtuous, upright
 Is it WORTHY OF PRAISE?
commendable, approved of by God

If YES - then keep on thinking about it. Dwell on these good thoughts and be at peace.
If NO - then do not dwell on these thoughts. They will only bring discontent.


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NOTE: The definitions for the words above came from the Text Analysis of Philippians 4:8, found on BIBLE HUB.


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