Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Scripture Memory.... Tuesday... Philippians 4:8

Yes, Yes... its Tuesday - but I'm pretty close at least...

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.
Philippians 4:8

True. Honorable. Just. Pure. Lovely. Commendable. Excellent. Praiseworthy.
Think on THESE things.

I know it sounds silly, or rather obvious at least but… what if we thought on these things in every situation. (like I said, silly) But what if we really took that offensive comment a co-worker threw our way, or that initial response to another item on the to-do list and tossed out all the nasty thoughts… the anger, the sarcasm… the frustration. And, instead, found only the lovely.

Sometimes that would simply mean deciding that those harsh words have no merit, do not require my attention – listen for something else.

And other times it translates to – I don’t want to do another thing today, but look to the good – find the blessing of blessing others or the joy of servanthood instead.

It SOUNDS so simple (and incredibly obvious) but its much more challenging to LIVE that to WRITE.
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