“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
“She makes me so mad! Who is she to talk to me that way!” As I cleaned my house, I dirted my thoughts. Feeling pushed around, I just felt I couldn’t take it anymore. The more my stinking thinking clouded my mind, the more my heart began to listen.
I didn’t stop my crummy reasoning that day. Next time I saw my friend, my heart felt it. Muddy meditation soiled my affections. Dungy thinking; dark heart.
Thoughts. Having the power to control our actions, what’s a girl to do when junk threatens to take over?
The Bible gives us pure wisdom: whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. It’s as easy as a simple test. Does the thought in my mind fit this description? If not, it must go. If I do not, not only am I dishonoring God with my thoughts, I will eventually dishonor God with my actions, for whatever I think about, that I become (Proverbs 23:7).
God, my thoughts are so powerful. I have to have your strength to stop my ugly thinking. Help me remove my dungy thinking so I don’t have a dark heart. Redirect me today! Amen