Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there by any praise, think on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8 KJV
What are you thinking on these days? Are you thinking about life? Are you having heavenly thoughts? We are getting bombarded daily with negative things and events happening in the world but beloved…be of good cheer! Jesus said he has overcome the world.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33 KJV
We must love being with him more than living here. Anytime we put family members or even life more important than being with the Lord we have put him in second place. Jesus can bring peace like no other person can. Not your spouse, your mother, your father, your best friend or whoever you run to when you need to be comforted. This place is but a blink of an eye. It passes so fast. He is our first love.
Remember the letter to the church of Ephesus in Revelation chapter 2? We must keep Jesus as our first love. They started out with Jesus as their first love but then they got busy with life. Don’t let your life get too busy that you don’t have time to spend it with him.
So when you have a negative thought creep up remember to think on those things that are lovely, honest, just, pure, and of good report. They will help you stay focused on what’s important. These days people including Christians are being swayed from left to right like the wind. People are not grounded in peace in this storm we are facing.
Please gather yourself and mediate on something positive. He has a word for you in a time of need. He can build you up and strengthen you if you feel weak in your faith. He is your strong tower, healer and provider!