Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What Are You Thinking?

Sometimes you look at the actions of another person, shake your head, and ask yourself, "What were they thinking?"  You might utter those words under your breath or even be so bold as to flat out ask the person.  Typically it's not a positive question.  It is usually thought or uttered with total disbelief.

Let's take it a different direction.  What are you thinking?  Perhaps I should ask, "What are you focused on?"  What grabs your heart today?  What is it that you value most?  Jesus said, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21).  The Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brothers, 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."  In Proverbs 27:19 we read, "As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man." 

These and other verses tell us the importance of right thinking.  What we think about impacts our hearts.  The fruit of our lives flows out of our hearts.  I think it's safe to say that godly thinking will ultimately produce godly living. 

You might be thinking right now, "That's not very deep."  But review your attitudes, thoughts, and practices over the past three days.  What were you thinking?  Now ask, "What am I thinking?"

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