What’s On Your Mind? (Philippians 4)

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me-practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you, Philippians 4:9

I was just sitting there in my chair when Sherry passed by and paused for a question.  “Keith, what are you thinking?”  In a typical man like fashion I responded: “There is nothing on my mind.”  Are there any men out there who know that I am telling the truth?  Sometimes, I truly just mentally shut down and stare out into space.

As I approach this day, the option of mentally shutting down is not on the table.  I have much to accomplish today, and I am sure you do as well.  I have people to meet with, problems to address, productivity on the calendar, and possibilities ahead.

The question is, what is on my mind as I approach the day?

According to Philippians 4, I am to have on my mind the things I have learned.  Here is what I have learned from reading today:

  • I am to be a true companion to my brothers and sisters in their different circumstances of life.  I am to give them God’s Word concerning their circumstances.
  • I am to focus on rejoicing  in the Lord.
  • I am to give myself to believing prayer.
  • I am to center my mind in the good things of God.
  • I am to practice contentment in the Lord.
  • I am to trust in the provision of the Lord.

Brothers and sisters, this is too much to think about on my own!  I need God’s help.  This is where Philippians 4:13 comes in.  God has promised victory for my mind when I follow His plans for my day.

So, here is the deal.  I do not have to stress about my day, I will be successful in Him.  I do not have to try to figure out my day on my own.  I will have a successful plan in Him.  I do not have to spend my day in worry.  I will have confident peace in prayer.

Question: What is on your mind?  You have a choice, either think about the day in your thoughts or God’s thoughts.  I want God’s thoughts because there is too much ridding on my day!

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