Finally, brothers, 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. Philippians 4:8 NIV
He set out down a lonely road. He needed to get away from the hustle and bustle of his day. He needed to go for a run. This was his chance to be alone with God. As he ran, he prayed. He longed for these times to spend with the Lord. But that day, his thoughts wandered. That day there were so many little thoughts of his own life that came popping up. He realized that his precious time with his Savior was slipping away and that he would feel cheated. But the whole run was a struggle for him to shift his thoughts away from his own life and issues. What is it that we think about?
Paul gives us some beautiful guidelines for our thinking. But without the presence of our Lord in those thoughts, we will still be cheated. A Christian should have Jesus is in our lives, in our hearts, and in our thoughts. In that quiet place in our minds where we ponder all things, the Spirit of the Lord should feel welcome. We should prepare Him room. We need to actively seek Him and His council there. We should make sure that nothing keeps him from our thoughts. Shall we make an effort today to spend some quality time with our Savior? Shall we lift our thoughts to Jesus and pray that all our thoughts are contemplated together with Him?
We need You in our day, in our lives and in every thought we may ever have! Come live in, and commune with us, we pray!