Monday, November 9, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

TODAY’S VERSE
“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

THOUGHTS ON TODAY’S VERSE
It is so easy to let our thoughts run away from us, isn’t it? You know what I’m speaking of – all the inward chatter that goes on in our heads all day long. The voice when you get up in the morning, the musing on the drive to work, the stewing over events on the way home. Inner thoughts are so very powerful. They create emotions which in turn cause actions and sometimes reactions. The Apostle Paul is saying that we have to take ownership of our inner dialog, our self-talk. It is so easy to be negative, anxious, angry, doubtful, bitter or carnal in our thinking. Instead, we need to be responsible for what we think and deliberately focus on those things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praise worthy thoughts. What a difference this would bring to our lives.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I give you my thought life. I want you to be Lord of both my conscious and unconscious being. You know my thought process. You know my habitual thinking patterns. I bring them to you. I ask that you help me today to begin a habit of focusing on true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praise worthy thoughts. In Jesus’ name ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,

Tamara