March 3, 2016 – Philippians 4:8

Philippians4-8And 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 4:8What are you thinking just at this moment?  A way to get even with someone? Is anger churning in your heart? Are you building a wall of unforgiveness against someone?Why are even our thoughts important, surely that is private.  No, from what we think, our thoughts form our words and show our hearts. You might think you are a very religious person. But if your tongue is out of control, you are fooling yourself. Your careless talk makes your offerings to God worthless. James 1:26.Have you ever thought about what kind of words you would say in the presence of the Lord?  When you understand that you are constantly in His Presence, then you will realize who He truly is.  Walk with Him and talk with Him and let His Words guide your thoughts.O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.  Psalm 139:1-4Think what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable and worthy of praise.  And pray David’s prayer….Let the words of my mouth and the meditation (thinking) of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord,, my Rock and Redeemer.Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14