Think! Think! Think!
A pondering by Holly Woodbridge
The Joy of the Lord is My strength
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart?
Except sometimes I can’t find strength, I‘m not happy, and I don’t have joy.
On those days I need to get my thinking in right order, but I feel more like Winnie the Pooh, a bear of little brain. It takes quite a bit of effort to correct my thoughts.
Philippians 4:8 gets me headed in the right direction.
Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.
Here is an exercise to try the next time your mind gets hijacked.
True – God loves Me
Noble – Soldiers who allow me to be free
Right – Donny is a gift to me
Pure – A hug from Brodie
Lovely – A note from Ryann
Admirable – My dad taking care of my Mom
Excellent – My family making music
Praiseworthy – The sunset God made
Now it is your turn:
True – ___________________________________________________
Noble – ___________________________________________________
Right – ___________________________________________________
Pure – ___________________________________________________
Lovely – ___________________________________________________
Admirable – _________________________________________________
Excellent - __________________________________________________
Praiseworthy – ______________________________________________