by Tammy Phillips
August 22, 2021
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8 KJV)
What are we thinking? I have been pondering, “What is really going on?” I kept hearing align to the truth and Philippians 4:8!
What we think about efffects us. What we think directs our life. Our thinking can make us mad, sad, sick, depressed, anxious, out of align and can lead us to make wrong decisions. Right thinking guides us to right living. Our right thinking can make us calm, balanced, sound, happy, healthy, carefree, peaceful, aligned and can lead us to make right decisions.
Think about this. We cannot think about a good and a bad thing at the very same time. Paul tells us we should be:
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV)
How do we bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ? Paul says:
Whatever things are…
True, Not Hidden, Unconcealed,
Honest, Noble, Inspiring reverence,
Just, right, upright, virtuous,
Pure, holy, clean, perfect,
Lovely, acceptable, pleasing,
Of good report, sounding well, reputable
If there be any virtue, virtuous course of thought, feeling or action,
If there be any moral goodness or excellence,
If there be anything praiseworthy, approving, recommendation
THINK ON THESE THINGS!
If we think on the right things, we cannot be thinking on the wrong things at the same time. I t is impossible. We are not to be conformed, and think like the rest of the world. We are not of this world. We are to be transformed be the renewing of our mind, taking captive wrong thoughts and thinking the right ones. Want to change your life? Change your thinking. Think right.
” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2 KJV)
I enCOURAGE you to think about what you are thinking about. How do your thoughts make you feel? If you do not like how they make your feel, change your thinking. Align your thoughts to the word of God. This day and time everyone wants to have a dialogue into what we think. Ultimately, it is our decision what we think. Remember the saying, “what would Jesus do?” I challenge you to imagine, “What would Jesus think? And then… do what He would do. Right thinking will change your life and lead you into right living.