“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” (Philippians 4:8).
Contrary to what some think, your thoughts can make or mar you. Your thoughts actually determine the quality of your life, for every man is the character of his thoughts. That's why the Bible says “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…”(Proverbs 23:7). It matters a great deal the thoughts that go through your mind because your life won't be different from how you think.
Your mind is the doorway to your spirit. If it isn’t filled with the right kind of information, you may not be able to receive guidance from the Holy Spirit as you should.
This year, you have to consciously decide to think the right thoughts; think of God’s truths. The opening scripture clearly outlines what to think on—whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, of virtue, and worthy of praise!
If you ever find yourself in a challenging situation, instead of thinking on the problem and magnifying it, insist that you're going to think only on what the Word says concerning the issue. Think the Word only. Don’t think the way the rest of the world thinks; use God’s Word to change your thought-life. Let His Word occupy your thought processes morning, noon and night.
As you reflect upon the Word, there’ll be a metamorphosis; it will make you talk right and you will go through each day of this year in victory. Nothing in all of creation can be truer, more just, more honest, and lovelier than the Word of God. Spend time today to think on God’s Word!
Dear Father, your Word is in my heart and in my mouth; I meditate upon it day and night and thereby make my way prosperous. Your Word saturates my entire mind, spirit and body, leaving no room for negative thoughts to steal in. It is my defence, my foundation and the strength of my life. Thank you for the precious gift of your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Joshua 1:8-9; Romans 12:2