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.
~ Philippians 4:8.
Sometimes my thoughts dwell in the garbage can of life. They are negative, dishonest, clouded, ugly and well . . . grouchy. And because my thoughts are living in the garbage can, my attitude and my words reek as well.
I think it was Joyce Meyer in Battlefield of the Mind who said, "Think about what you're thinking about." In other words, be aware of what's going on in your mind. Don't welcome every thought in unbidden to take up residence and trash the place.
Instead, "take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ," we're advised in 2 Corinthians 10:5. It's a great cleansing agent.
Fill up with His Word. You'll smell better to Him . . . and feel cleaner too.
(Oh, and thanks to Oscar for his June 1st birthday inspiration and his trash-loving ways. Grin.)
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