Have you heard the expression, “Garbage in, garbage out” – ??? Well… there’s a flip side to that expression that is much more positive. How about “God’s love in, God’s love out” – ??? If we study God’s Word and think on His precepts… what will shine forth from our lives? It doesn’t get better than that, does it? When we focus on His love – we will SHINE!
Everything in life begins with a thought – good or bad. Again with the choices, right? God gives us free will – it’s what He wants for us – and it makes Him so sad if we choose to think bad thoughts, scary thoughts, or live a stressful, worry-filled life. The Lord wants us to live an abundant life – and lean fully on Him. God’s so much wiser and bigger than we are – and He knows our thoughts – and He knows that every action we take begins with a single thought.
Choose to think on His goodness, His grace, His mercy and His wonderful love. These things are praiseworthy – and God is worthy of our praise. Virtue… good report… pure… lovely… think on these things.
There’s one other thought I want to share about thoughts… God can read them – but the enemy of your soul cannot. Since the devil can’t read your thoughts, it’s a good idea to not verbally express some of your thoughts. Once you speak your thoughts out into the air where satan can hear them… he can use them against you. Just one last thought about thoughts. If you have a thought that you don’t want satan to hear… take it captive and start praying! Ask God to turn that thought around – He can help you turn it into something positive and praiseworthy! Satan can’t work with anything positive that comes out of your mouth.
I like this song – it really grows on you! When you sing the words of Scripture, it makes it easier to memorize. 🙂