For the rest, brethren, 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,
if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise,
think on and weigh and take account of these things
[fix your minds on them].
- Philippians 4:8, AMPC
Negative obsessions wear valleys in your mind, and forge depressions and crevices that drain the hope and light out of you. The landscape of your mind is YOUR ELECTION. Don't waste your oil. Let the Lord wipe clean the interior slate of your soul and your perceptions will rise higher, your emotions will run purer than ever before.
You spend continual time wrapped inside your own thoughts--is your interior state a pleasant place to reside? Can you move and breathe? Do you have love that is ever-expanding?
The stain of sin does not pay rent on the inside of you. It adds nothing to you, so evict it. You are the House of the Lord. CHANGE YOUR MIND. Let the Lord renew your thinking patterns. Cooperate with Him in making new habits of thought. Open yourself to fresh ideas for the future. Rivers will flow in the desert. God's truth will automatically pour out of you and affect the exterior world, unless you dam it with clutter.
This is the point of your earthly existence after your own Salvation: to be an epistle read of all men to win Him souls. THINK with the mind of CHRIST and greater things than these will you do. It is all ahead of you. What did you come out to see?
We have been given the mind of Christ and God's Word.
When we start to open our mind to think like God thinks,
mental wellness and healing automatically ensue.
We gain momentum and energy to do good things with our time on the earth.
I thank you for being a part of this ministry and the Great Commission of Christ Jesus.
May God richly bless you!
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