What Do You Think About?

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

(Philippians 4:8 NLT)

It amazes me how easily we let anything enter our mind, even though we wouldn’t easily allow a thief to break into our house. God wants us to guard our mind because He knows that where the mind goes, the body follows. In other words, what you allow to occupy your mind will eventually have an impact on your speech and action. The apostle Paul realized that too. In Philippians 4:8, he tells us about what we should think. Years ago, I made a decision about what I was going to allow to occupy my mind, using today’s passage as my prayer guide. I’ve come a long way since. With God’s help, we can choose to think His thoughts, which will then determine our speech and actions in a positive way.

Choose to think Christ-like thoughts.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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