Prayer Commitment for the

Week of December 16-December 22

‘Think on These Things
(Philippians 4:8)
Thoughts are private.  Although they are private to everyone else, they are not private to God.  God knows our thoughts before we know them (Psalm 139:2).  God wants us to be very careful of the things we think because thoughts are powerful and can lead to godly or ungodly behavior.  Remember Cain & Abel? (Genesis 4).  Cain’s thoughts towards his brother and how God viewed his offering led him to kill his brother!  Thoughts can lead us to doing things we never thought we would ever do.  Also, we must remember, this is where the enemy usually attacks us first—in our thoughts.  What about Eve and her thoughts toward the fruit? (Genesis 3).  To help us in this area, God uses Paul to give us guidelines on what to think.  Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].” – Amplified Bible.  As with anything we want to master, we must strive to work diligently with what we are thinking and take every thought captive to obey Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).  Transform your thinking and be renewed in your mind (Romans 12:2) and watch God transform your life!  So, what do you think about that?
Matthew 5:9; Colossians 3:15; Romans 15:13