Philippians 4:8 NLT – And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
It is just so important to focus our thoughts on the right things. In today’s world with pandemics, wars, major storms, shortages of food and supplies and health concerns, it is easy to take our eyes off the Lord and worry. The above verse encourages us to focus on things that are “true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable”. God knew just how important this would be. That is why He encouraged the Apostle Paul to put it in a letter to the church at Philippi nearly 2000 years ago! And that is why it still speaks to us today.
Dear God, help me to focus my mind on good things. Help me to not focus on all the troubles in the world. Help me to think on things that are true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Help me to set my heart and mind on things above, not on the earth below. Amen.