What is Your First Thought in the Morning?
Have you ever considered your first thought of the day? What’s the first thing you think about every day? I’ve been challenging myself about this lately because what we think about is what we end up doing. What we think is who we are and who we become. Everything starts with a thought. That’s a really powerful statement if you think about it. I wanted to share with you some thoughts I’ve been enjoying from Philipians four.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, 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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. ~ Philipians 4:6-9 NLT
Can you imagine if we all put our thoughts through a filter? What if we didn’t allow ourselves to think about anything that wasn’t; true, pure, honourable, right, lovely, admirable, excellent and worthy of praise. Personally I wouldn’t have many thoughts left. I think we are all guilty of thinking things that we are completely unaware of.
We don’t stop take our thoughts captive. We don’t fix our thoughts. We don’t intentionally consider what we’re thinking about. God asks us to pray about everything. He wants to know what we need and He wants us to be thankful so we can have peace.
The passage describes God, as a God of peace. Isn’t that what we all want is peace? If we could be intentional about those first thoughts of the day and those last thoughts of the day, perhaps we would all have a lot more peace. God wants to offer us peace but we need to make room in our hearts to know Him and grow in Him.
May the God of peace be with you as you intentionally filter and consider your thoughts.
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