Hellooooo everybody! Hope you’re all having a great week so far. Before you know it, Friday will be here! Don’t forget to sign up for Game Day on October 26th. We have lots of fun things planned, including a Scavenger Hunt and café-cash prizes! Make sure you hand in your permission slip so you don’t miss out! Here’s a quick blurb from Jamie’s message last Friday about our thoughts.
I want to challenge you today to THINK ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS! Philippians 4:8 is very specific and clear about the areas that are worth investing our ‘thought time’ and ‘thought energies’ into. Those areas which are guaranteed to yield a return on our investment! The sum total of our thought life is what makes up our ‘Thought Portfolio’. So, what does our ‘Thought Portfolio’ say about us? What occupies the majority of our thinking? Does our mind wander and focus on the fleeting things of this world, or on the negative situations and circumstances that we may be facing? Or do we meditate on God’s Word and on His promises and on the answers to our problems instead of just worrying about the problems themselves?
Let’s choose to follow the loving guidelines and sound advice of Philippians 4:8 and invest wisely in thinking on, “whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious…” Our ‘Thought Portfolio’ is what will lead us to our spiritual investment goal, which is finding God!
1 Chronicles 28:9 says,
“Know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind. For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] you will find Him…”
THINK ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS! Invest wisely into your “Thought Portfolio.”