‘Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.’ (Philippians 4:8. NASB)
As we wake up each morning, we are presented with a fresh opportunity to serve God. For some, many of the hours ahead will be filled with busy family and work responsibilities. For others, life’s circumstances may allow them to move along at a more leisurely pace.
Whatever our season of life, every moment of each day, we are each subject to mind influences that determine our outlook and whole approach to life – influences that affect our desires, our moods and our behaviour.
At the end of his letter to the church in Philippi, Paul emphasises how vital it is for each believer to protect his/her mind. In a world in which we are constantly assaulted with messages and images that are anything but true, honourable, right, pure, lovely and of good repute, as we wake each day, may we offer a prayer asking to be led by the Holy Spirit in every aspect of our thinking.
And, in our busyness or leisure, may we determine to take time each day to learn from God’s Word of all those things that are excellent and worthy of praise, and then to intentionally dwell on them order levitra online cheap.