Think about Good Things for Personal Victory in any Situation

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Philippians 4:8

“FINALLY BRETHREN, WHATEVER IS TRUE, WHATEVER IS HONOURABLE, 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.”

Happy Thursday Saints.

With everything going on right now, it is not hard to discover bad news. People on social media are pointing out everything that is wrong with the world, the nation, the government, the ministry of health, the hospitals, law enforcement, social services and even supermarkets.

All the bad news and complaining is enough to make you sick. And they can make you sick. Proverbs 17:22 says that “A CHEERFUL HEART DOES GOOD LIKE MEDICINE, BUT A BROKEN SPIRIT MAKES ONE SICK.”

If you go by what others are saying or posting on social media, it would seem like there’s nothing to cheer about, or that there’s nothing to celebrate.

Philippians 4:8 is really about choosing what you fix your mind on. It tells us to think about things that are true, honourable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and worthy of praise.

If you can’t find anything praiseworthy on social media, then switch it off. Take a break from all the bad news and feed your mind and heart with things that are pure and lovely.

What can you celebrate right now? Instead of letting everyone know what you’re against, why not let them know what you are for? What are you excited about? What IS working and GOING WELL around you? What is commendable?

If you can THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS, they’ll cheer you up and do you good LIKE MEDICINE.

Have a fantabulous day. God bless and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff