New ThinkingMay 27, 2013
We have something to say about how we think. Just because thoughts come into our heads, it doesn’t mean we are required to keep pondering them. Every time our minds drift, we can choose to get our attention back on Jesus.
The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3
Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9
Some of your circumstances are overwhelming right now. But you can stop striving and worrying—you don’t have to panic. God is stable, and you can rely on His promises and trust His ability to turn things around for you.
Start your day with just a little more devotion to Jesus. If you feel like you’ve been indifferent, repent. Every day, all day—between phone calls, while making coffee, on the way to work—pray. When you wake up in the middle of the night, talk to Him.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
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