Tuesday, February 12, 2008

3:16 Devotional Thoughts

Hey everyone I hope you're up on reading the 3:16 devotional book. We'll talk about the day's entry whenever we get together on Sunday and Wednesday, but I thought I'd write some thoughts from today's (Day 9).
The Scripture passage comes from Philippians 4:8, which says Finally, brothers, 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 (NIV)

How much junk goes through our minds during any given day? Part of the beauty of this passage is that when we focus on the things of God, our thought lives will be much different than those of the world. What do you daydream of? Truly seeking after God and truly wanting to be a Disciple, more than a Follower, will mean that our daydreams will be of the things of God. That doesn't mean that you always have to be praying through the Prayer List or always journaling, but it means that your mind be filled with good things. What sorts of things that are excellent are you thinking of? Is your thought life pure, or is it focused on what someone is wearing, or not wearing? Are you thinking of lovely or admirable things, or are you thinking about filth and cheap imitations?
Your minds are constantly under fire from the Devil, who wants to fill your heads with the junk out there. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Keep your minds focused on the prize guys, there's so much better out there than what MTV and today's Culture has for you. There is more to life than what meets the eye.

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