Have you ever had someone ask you, “What were you thinking?” That usually sends my mind to a conversation with my dad in my teen years, after demonstrating my uncanny ability to make a dumb decision. Though my memory may bring back an uncomfortable moment, the question nevertheless is a good question. What are we thinking? In Philippians 4:8-9 the Apostle Paul gives us some great instruction in this very area.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praise worthy—meditate on these things (Think). The things you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Many times we think on the difficulties of life, job, relationships, and future, when we would be much better off thinking of the things Paul describes here. The first time I read this, I read it wrong, I read that “the Peace of God would be with you”. In and of itself that is not bad, but how much greater it is to have the “God of Peace with us.”
Let’s keep Praising Him!