Monday, October 13, 2008

Think on These Things

Did you know the average person has over 1000 thoughts per hour. If he or she is writing the number of thoughts goes up to 1500. (No wonder we are tired by the end of the day.) What kind of thoughts do you think? If I'm not careful I focus on the things I've lost, rather than the things I have; the things that need to be done, rather than the things that are already done; the things I don't know, rather than the things I know.

Apparently I'm not alone. Look at what the apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians in Philippians 4:8

8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8

He wanted to remind them and us that we need to think on things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable. But that's not easy, so after teaching this text I decided to start a journal called "think on these things." It's a place to record the "good" things God is doing in my life. It's amazing how many things I see now that I might have missed if I wasn't looking for them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the journal Dennis! I think I will start one of my own. Mike and I miss you guys!

Terri Byers