What Are You Thinking?

Philippians 4: 8-9
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just,
whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

What is rattling around in your brain right now? Are you allowing your brain to run
rampant sending thoughts that engage the chemical makeup of your body, or do you
challenge the validity of those thoughts and determine what is beneficial and what is
detrimental? What is true what it is a lie?

The average person has between 16-80 thousand thoughts bombarding their brain
every day. Each one has the capability of altering our perspective, shaping our
responses, and positively or negatively affecting mental and physical well-being.
Science is just now catching up to the importance of what God’s Word told us
thousands of years ago. The Word tells us in 2 Corinthians 10: 5…take every thought
captive. Which means we are in control of our thoughts, and in control of our mind!
Harness them, throw out the bad negative thoughts, and replace them with good
healthy thoughts.

Your brain is controlled by your soul, and what you allow to have access to your soul,
speaks to your brain, and the brain merely sends the message to your body. What you
do with your thoughts has a powerful effect on your mental, physical, spiritual make-up.
That is why I asked at the beginning…what are you thinking now? Is your soul flooded
with fear, un-surety, worry, or giants that just seem so overwhelming?

Today’s verse gives us the recipe for peace. It says think on whatever is true; am I
seeing the situation rightly. Noble, are my thoughts honorable. Are they just (right) and
pure, lovely, and admirable, are they excellent, and worthy of praise? If they are the
God of all peace will (not may) be with you?

My challenge is this, try to be aware of what you allow to enter your brain tomorrow.
Check to see if that thought lifts you up, is it good for you. If it is not, reject it. You will
find yourself less stressed, physically stronger, mentally clear, and most importantly at

Pastor Don

1 Comment

Cindy - June 2nd, 2020 at 10:56am

Thank you Pastor Don :)