Wednesday, July 11, 2012


“Finally, brothers, whatever is…”
         True – God’s Word, promises, character, names
         Honorable – thoughts that bring, show, speak respect
         Right – correctly lines up with scripture and God’s character
         Pure – clean, untainted; God’s motives, agendas
         Lovely – “pretty;” brings a smile
         Admirable – esteeming; brings respect, appreciation
         Excellent – quality of something; assigned high value
         Praiseworthy – gratitude, thankfulness

Thinking is a full time, every moment activity!  These eight qualities are God’s standards for my thinking.  These eight qualities bring life. These eight qualities will be a witness and testimony of the “One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”  1 John 4:4

Personally, these same qualities can and do reveal the degree I am living the Spirit-filled life. (“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Prov. 23:7 KJV) I am learning that I must be intentional in:
1.    being transformed by the renewing of my mind - Rom.12:2
2.    taking every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ -
II Cor. 10:5

 The truth in the song “Jesus, Be Jesus in Me…” begins with me thinking true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy thoughts!

         “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”
                  Phil. 2:5 KJV

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