Thinking On Wholesome Things

I am challenging our church to focus on wholesome things as Paul taught (Philippians 4:8,9).  It is way too easy to let our minds drift to unwholesome thoughts because the world is a beacon pulling to those things.  A disciplined mind is difficult to maintain so we must work at it constantly.  Paul reminded the Corinthian saints…

“…take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV).

Bringing our thoughts under control is much easier when we read or watch whatever is wholesome and spiritually uplifting. Daily Bible reading and listening to spiritual songs will certainly give you fuel to begin thinking about.   Building a good library of edifying reading material, wholesome music, videos and movies will also help you to bring your thoughts captive.  The more wholesome material you hold in your brain the fewer worldly and unholy thoughts you will harbor.

We can’t forget to talk to people who will help us think good edifying thoughts.  Those conversations that bring us closer to God can replayduring our meditation times.  I enjoy listening to the elderly as they talk about their childhood, their church life, home life and such things that take me back to a slower, simpler and perhaps less wicked time.

Dear Lord, help me to have a clean heart by developing a pure mind filled with righteous thoughts.

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