What Fills Your Mind?
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.
Do you consider the above verse to be highly important in your life? What thoughts occupy your mind and become more critical than anything else? Your thought life will determine how much you love God, and also, to the extent you will love others as yourself. Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday and your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:...” (Proverbs 23:7a KJV).
A healthy thought life comes out of a close relationship with Christ: reading His Word, praying and being obedient to what the Bible instructs. This is essential! As a believer, you need to be sure your ideas about God are accurate, biblical, and true. Inaccurate and unbiblical thoughts about God can block the power of God in your life. If you are to love God with all of your mind, your thinking must be sound.
When you view yourself through the lens of God’s Word, you can replace the negative, self-defeating thoughts with His truth. Whenever you find yourself thinking of yourself as useless or worthless, as a failure, a hopeless cause or a looser, remember what is TRUE about you. “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's (I Corinthians 6:20 KJV).
The power to think biblically is the power to live biblically. Don’t waver in your faith being tossed to and fro thinking negative and unfruitful thoughts. The Apostle Paul taught in Philippians 4:8 that Christians are to meditate on things that are true, honest, just, etc., for in human weakness God’s grace will shine forth in His power and strength.
Lord, help me to keep my mind stayed on You.