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Thursday, February 18, 2016

May Our Thoughts Be Pure and Full of Joy in Jesus

            Have you had your JOY JUICE today?  As you sip your juice this morning, make sure your thoughts are JOYful ones!

            You know, we do have a choice about what kind of thoughts we “entertain”.  Even in the midst of trials and troubles, we can still make a conscious choice to think good thoughts.

            Look at Philippians 4: 8:  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.”

            This verse would be an excellent “life verse” to hide in our hearts so that we can  use it as our weapon when negative circumstances arise and we’re tempted to think bad thoughts.

            We are to think on things that are true, noble and right….NOT false, despicable and wrong. We are to focus on things that are pure, lovely, and admirable….rather than  vulgar, ugly, and disrespectful. The verse tells us to keep excellent and praiseworthy thoughts in our minds, so that our daily lives will reflect His goodness and grace.

            Frequently we are overwhelmed with situations that seem totally out of control.  Instead of dwelling on the negatives and becoming discouraged, let’s call to memory the verse in Philippians and allow God to fill our minds with His thoughts that lead to JOY!!!!

I'm praying Philippians 4:8 for each of us!  May our thoughts be pure as we faithfully drink and share the JOY of Jesus, continually. 

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