Think About It
March 20, 2024
"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
It would be virtually impossible to count the number of things we think about in a day. There is always something going on that will cause us to think. We think about what we are going to wear, eat, and even if we are going to go to work, and once we are there, we think about what we are going to do or not do. Each of us make decisions every day. If we are not careful, we can get caught up thinking about the negative things going on around us and miss all the great things happening to us. We should not allow the negative things in our lives to consume most of our thoughts. The Scripture reminds us that, whatsoever things are true, honest, lovely, of a good report, and if there be any virtue or praise in them to think on these things. I encourage you today not to allow the negative or the bad things that you are facing to consume your every thought that you cannot see the good things that The Lord is doing in your life. As you go throughout this day whatsoever things are honest, true, lovely, pure, and of a good report think on those things. Think about the things that are worthy of praise going on in your life, and then thank and praise The Lord for them. Think about how good The Lord has been to you, and think about how He has blessed you and how He has kept you. Think about where The Lord has brought you from and where He is bringing you to. Think about the manifold blessings The Lord has poured into your life. The Lord is doing some amazing things in my life, and instead of thinking about the hurdles, I will think about the blessings. Since I will keep my mind stayed on the great things the Lord is doing in my life, I know I can boldly proclaim, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord there are so many great things that you are doing in my life, and my thoughts today will be on the blessings you have poured into my life, and things that are worthy of praising you. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Be Inspired, Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY