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.
You could consider the above verse to be highly important in your life. Because there are thoughts that occupy your mind and become more critical as time passes, your thoughts will determine the extent of your love for God, and your love for others. Your life, as you know it today, is a result of your process of thinking yesterday. Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think and do today.
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 views about God and the gospel of Christ are damaging to your faith.
When we view ourselves through the lens of God’s Word, we can replace the negative, self-defeating thoughts with His truth. We are worthless sinners, and without Christ, we are unquestionably lost in hopelessness and despair. Remembering what Christ has done for us and what is TRUE according to the gospel is essential. “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). It is in Christ that our heart is guarded and secure.
The capability to think biblically, and live out the gospel message in our lives, comes only through the influence of the Holy Spirit. Don’t waver in your faith being tossed to and fro thinking opposing and unfruitful thoughts. The Apostle Paul taught in Philippians 4:8 that Christians are to reflect on things that are true, honest, just, etc., for in your human weakness God’s grace is still sufficient for all.
Lord, keep my mind stayed on You.