WEEK 8, DAY 3

Silence and stillness before God (2 Min)

Read Philippians 4:2-23

How not to be stressed out, Step 3

Verses 8-9
What do you think about? It might sound odd, but the things you think about become the things you think about. When I try to stop thinking about anxiety, I think about anxiety. When I try to stop thinking about sex, I tend to think about sex. What I think about captures my imagination, fears, hope and doubts. Paul isn’t telling us to empty our mind like a Tibetan monk, but to fill our minds by mediating on, evaluating, considering and calculating truth. We are to feed our thoughts with things that are noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.

Proverbs 23:7 supports this idea:
For as a man thinks in his heart, so he is.

It’s the TNT of the peace of God.
Rejoicing
Thankfulness
Filling our mind with truth through God’s word!

What fills your thoughts?
What truth have you seen in God’s word today that you can consider?

Prayer


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