Philippians 4:8 09/09/19

09.09.19 | Justin Dix |

Monday, September 9, 2019

The apostle Paul writes of practicing the power of positive thinking.

Philippians 4:8 . . . whatever is true , whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. (NASB)

Are you a worrier??  I am, and have to fight it on a regular basis.  Throughout God's book the Bible, you will find Christ-followers are commanded not to fear and not to worry.  Instead you are to live in dependence on God for whom nothing is impossible.  Just before this verse the apostle Paul said in essence:  "don't worry about anything -- pray about everything!"

A co-worker once shared how she was plagued with thoughts about what "might" be, until a wise friend told her to concentrate on what she knew.  You know, after that, much of her worry disappeared! Put the following presets on the selector of your mind:  truth (what you know), noble things (serious things that are not frivolous), right things (things you ought to do), pure things (free of filthy words or deeds), lovely things (things so pleasing or agreeable they can be loved).  When destructive, false thoughts intrude into your thinking -- immediately go to one of these "presets" and press "play!"

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