Friday, April 8, 2011

Philippians 4:8  NIV                                                                               Rev. M Doerr
 8 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.

Jesus says in Luke 6 that "the mouth speaks what the heart is full of".  So, consider what has come out your mouth over the last day or so.  Is your heart full of truth, nobility, righteouness, purity, and lovelieness?  Or does your mouth declare something else about the condition of your heart?  No matter what the circumstances, we can choose to focus on receiving and becoming God's blessing, or we can choose to be bitter and meanspirited.  It seems really obvious which kind of life, which kind of thinking, which way of being is better for our souls.  There is a promise in the very next verse Paul writes---"Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice.  And the God of peace with be with you."  I know I am motivated to focus my mind on good things after reading that.

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