Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.
(Philippians 4:8 MSG)
A few years ago, I was out with my friend, having dinner as usual, when she introduced me to an app that she had been using for a long time to track her calories. I was curious to test it out myself, so I put in what I had for dinner that night. For someone who has never paid attention to how many calories were in my food, I was pretty shocked to know the amount of calories that were in my dinner alone. (I didn’t even want to know how many calories were in my breakfast and lunch!) I feel much more aware of what I eat now because I intend to stay healthy for a long time.
See we’re not only what we eat, we’re also what we think. If we had an app to track the kind of thoughts that go through our minds, we’d be pretty shocked too. I’m sure we’d make better choices of what thoughts we allowed ourselves to think about.
A healthy mind is vital to living an abundant life. The apostle Paul encouraged us to think good, positive thoughts because he knew the impact they would have on our life. If you want a better, more joyful life, train your mind to think Christ-like thoughts. Saturate you mind with the Word of God. It has the power to help us think the way God thinks.