What Are You Thinking About?

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We remember the things that we think about a lot. Thoughts and events that are often reviewed stick in our memory. Meditating on our own mistakes or achievements usually makes us either discouraged or too self-confident. But look at what the Psalmists say they were thinking about:

“On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.” Psalm 145:5

“I shall remember the deeds of the Lord; surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will meditate on all Your work and muse on Your deeds.” Psalm 77:11-12

“… I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands. I stretch out my hands to You …” Psalm 143:5-6

These verses were an encouragement to me today. As we reflect on another year gone by, let’s follow their example and contemplate the ways we saw God work last year: Answered prayers. People we saw changed by His power. Special encouragement that the Lord gave us in needed times. God’s direction of our paths. People He used in our lives. And, of course, all that God has done in history before 2014. [smile] (2 Peter 1:9!)

Our thoughts directly affect our emotions and actions, so it is vitally important we think about what Scripture tells us to think about! (Also see Deuteronomy 11:18, Josh 1:8, Psalm 1:2, 119:97 Philippians 4:8, 1 Timothy 4:15.)

5 thoughts on “What Are You Thinking About?

  1. What an encouragement Grace!!! Thank you for sharing this. I needed this especially today. 🙂 I am learning to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, which is not the most easiest thing to do! But praise the Lord I am getting a little better at it, for He has helped me so much. 🙂
    God bless you, Grace!

    Love,
    Ashley
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    I hope you will look at my blog and follow it be email.

  2. Isaiah 55:8 informs us that God’s thoughts are not ours. In v. 9 He explains that His thoughts are higher. However, if our thoughts are on heaven and our goals and motivations are fixed upon Him, I believe that is as close as we’ll get to thinking as God does, this side of eternity. Psalm 119:174 I long for your salvation (????? or Yeshua/Jesus), and your law is my delight.

  3. Hi, it’s me again.
    Every summer, I go to the Delaware State Fair and I pass out some Gospel tracts. Would you and your Bright Lights group like to visit the fair and work with me to share the Gospel ? Everybody else I know is too scared to share the Gospel. Plus, I would like to meet you and your team and get to know you better. If you don’t want to, that’s ok. Well, have a good day.

    Joshua Venable
    Mark 16:15 “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creation.”

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