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 PRAISEWORTHY—MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS
I bless you to meditate on thoughts that are true, because Truth is untainted by the lies of the father-of-lies. Understand that unvarnished Truth does not kill, steal, or destroy though beliefs of unworthiness, but is wholesome and beneficial to your spirit, soul, and body. Truth will set you free.
THE LORD DETESTS THE THOUGHTS OF THE WICKED, BUT THOSE OF THE PURE ARE PLEASING TO HIM
I bless you to meditate on whatever is pure. Do not accept thoughts of shame and guilt from the father-of-lies. They cause anger, jealousy, and hatred. Do not concentrate on thoughts of rejection. These will throw you into depression. Stop harboring thoughts of abandonment. They will cause bitterness in your heart. Do not dwell on thoughts of condemnation. They will teach you to seek revenge.
BUT THE WISDOM THAT COMES FROM HEAVEN IS FIRST OF ALL PURE; THEN PEACE-LOVING, CONSIDERATE, SUBMISSIVE, FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUIT, IMPARTIAL AND SINCERE
Beautiful Child, meditate on My Love that keeps you whole. Ponder My Peace that transcends all understanding. Dwell on My Hope that quells all hopelessness. Reflect on My Power that is at work within you. Contemplate the Wisdom that comes from Heaven and is pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.
What kind of thoughts feed your mind, daily? Are they pure, lovely, noble, praiseworthy, and just? Know that you are only as good as your thoughts are.
If you want to change, you need to change your thought life, first, for how you think is how you are going to behave. Therefore, invite the Presence and Participation of the Lord Jesus into every thought, for His Wisdom is pure, peace-loving, and full of mercy and good fruit.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I invite Your Presence and Participation into my thoughts. Change me from the inside-out with Your Wisdom that is pure, considerate, and submissive, so I may meditate on thoughts that are pleasing to You.
Maintain an Awareness
Be certain that your Father DOES answer your prayers, but His Answer might be different from the one you are expecting. It might be radical… revolutionary…extreme. His Answer might not fit your purpose, but it will fit God’s Purpose for you.