A friend of mine gave me a small article he was writing yesterday for my husband and I to read and tell him what we thought of it. One of the verses he used was Prov 23:7a For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he… This little sentence has a very powerful punch! What I think about, I become! This morning I read in Phil 4… most of you know the verses I am about to type here, don’t you? But do we REALLY realize how important they are???
Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Why does Paul tell us to think on these things?? Why does he tell us in Colossians 3:2 to set our minds on things above and not on things that are on the earth.? Because Paul had found the truth of Prov 23:7a….
What do YOU want to become? Are you battling with the opposite of the characteristics in Phil 4:8? Are you thinking more on things of this earth than setting your thoughts above? As you continue to think, you will soon speak, as you speak, you will soon act. Think on things of truth, honor, purity, loveliness, things that are commendable, excellent and worthy of praise! Speak of these things, before you know it, you will be walking them out.