KEY SCRIPTURE: Philippians 4:8 KJV “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.”
Thinking is free, yet the pain of most people comes from the way the think. Fear, worry and depression are mostly a result of wrong or negative thinking. Proverbs 23:7 KJV” For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: …….. ” Joy, peace and enthusiasm in life also proceed from your thoughts. You are what you think. If you think sickness, you would remain sick. If you think health you would remain healthy. Our key scripture shows us how to think, so we would live in peace and in soundness. The scriptures state the various aspects of life that we should think about.
The very first point to consider is to think about things that are true. Concerning whatever you may be thinking about, ask yourself, is it true.? Is it true that you are losing your marriage.? Is that health condition true.? Please note that there are facts and there is the truth. The fact is what you may be seeing physically, but the truth is what the word of God says. Let whatever you think about, be what the word of God says. Our second thinking pattern, should be that which is honest. This relates to fairness and sincerity to all persons. Your actions must be based on motivations of honesty. You must always ask yourself how sincere am I in this issue. You may also probe your thoughts if it is a good report. If it is a bad report about people and even yourself, then cast it away. It would only make you miserable.
You must also think about things that are pure. Holiness of life normally proceed from one’s thinking pattern. The scripture also talks about thinking of things that are lovely. This implies thinking about matters that are appreciative to all. If you realize whatever you may be thinking about is not lovely or acceptable to all, then just stop it. Thoughts are seeds that feed our emotions and actions. They become our habits and ultimately becomes our destiny. Your thoughts create your attitudes and determine whether you are a winner in life or a loser. Always think in line with the word of God. Thoughts are spiritual and tells whether God has the control of your life or the devil. Words and ideas are seeds, it is your thoughts about them that give them access to stay in your life or be rejected out of your life. Take care of your thoughts.
God’s word is the prime seeds that feed my thinking. I think about things that are true, honest, lovely and of good report. I have a very great life because of the things I think about.
Job 31:1 KJV” I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?”
Galatians 6:3 KJV” For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”