“Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right.
Think about things that are pure and lovely,
And dwell on the fine, good things in others.
Think about all you can praise God for
And be glad about it.” Phil 4:8
“I call Phil 4:8 my ‘rubbish removal service.’ It’s the verse I use to dump the garbage from my mind and get rid of useless, rotting, noxious junk so I can replace it with things that are nourishing, fresh, and healthy. A lot has been written on ‘positive thinking,’ but Paul scooped everybody 2000 years ago with Phil 4:8, which he wrote in prison, chained to a Roman guard, waiting to be executed.”
Lord, every single good gift comes from You…
(From James 1:7) One Thousand Gifts http://www.aholyexperience.com/
333. With God’s training I can use Phil 4:8 as my personal “rubbish removal service”–dumping all the garbage of my mind and exchanging it for whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, the things of virtue and excellence and worthy of praise. I will think on and weigh and take account of these things: I will fix my mind on them.
334. An all-day rain soaking my garden today and fun memories of splashing in puddles with my kids when they were younger. Maybe we should do this again. 🙂
Some specific prayer requests I’d appreciate prayer for:
–On Monday Oct 10th my sister-in-law Kelley will be having a mastectomy for breast cancer. May God work out all the details as only He can and give her grace and peace through it all.
— That same day is my last chemo. Hooray to be finishing that chapter of my treatment! Please pray for His healing and strength for the long road still ahead of me and a resolution of the chemo damage.
Thanks for your prayers and encouragement!