Philippians 4:8 "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."
My two older sons sometimes don’t understand why we do not allow them to watch certain TV shows or movies. It is hard to explain to them that the things they fill their minds with are usually displayed in their words and actions whether they realize it or not. For example, something as simple as watching an episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into an all-out war between the two of them.
This is so true for us as believers; whatever we are consumed with is usually displayed in our words and actions. So we need to be filling our minds with the things above and not with the things of this world. We are so easily distracted by this world and what it has to offer us sometimes. The enemy is there and he knows our weaknesses and he is just waiting for that moment to attack. Whether it is through a TV show (or commercial), a movie, something that pops up on our computer, in the books and magazines we read, we need to always be on guard. If our focus is always upward it is often hard for the enemy to get a foothold in our lives.
Philippians 4:8 clearly tells us what we should be meditating on. When we are constantly focusing on what is good and pure our minds are being renewed!
Romans 12:2 "And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your minds that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
So what will you be filling your mind with?
As we go through this week, as followers of Christ we need to be meditating on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report. In doing so, we will be carrying out what is the acceptable and perfect will of God! AmenWant to find out more about what it means to have a personal relationship with God? You can read more about God’s Plan of Redemption or contact the ministry team with any questions.