Think On These Things

There is so much out there in the world today that captures our attention. Many times even stuff we really could care honestly less about, we find ourselves following and even becoming obsessed with….The politics of the day, how we’re going to get even with that person at work who made a wrong accusation about us, how long the latest hollywood marriage will last, what’s going to happen on that television show we watch, etc. etc.

I think one of the main problems with Christians today, is we get too caught up in the things of this world, and don’t spend enough time talking to God and meditating on His Word.

In the book of Psalms, David wrote:

“I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.”

“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.”

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”

The more time we spend meditating on God and His work, the less time we’ll have to devote to things that tempt us to do wrong, and cause us to do or say things we have no business doing or saying.

I’ve made it a point to hang pictures in my home that have a verse or quotes about God on them, so that even when I walk around my house – I see God’s Word.

Remember that what goes into our minds through our eyes and ears effects what comes out of our mouth and actions.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Phil. 4:8)

We argue, “Okay…so I need to think about God sometimes, but I don’t have to spend all day thinking about Him? Do I?”

The answer is “Yes, we do!”. If we truly want to know Him, and have the awesome personal relationship with Jesus Christ that He wants to have with us. We must seek Him with ALL of our heart and our minds. Our thoughts should constantly be of God and His amazing grace, love, and mercy.

Yes, obviously, we have to think about what we’re doing. For instance if we’re working on a computer program, we need to pay attention to the code we’re writing. But God should still be constantly in the back of our minds, so that whenever our mind begins to wander – it wanders back to Him!

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)

When we LOVE HIM that much – He’ll never be far from our thoughts!

Think About Jesus today!

Author: Joshua Goodling

Joshua Goodling is a terminal cancer survivor, speaker, and author. His messages, books, and writings have inspired and encouraged people all over the world. Follow the link at the top of the site to visit his website: http://www.joshuagoodling.com.