What do you think?

Philippians 4:8 NLT “…Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

I’m dwelling in the land of magical truth with creative images developing in my mind’s view. Love, joy, peace these are all mine. My head is so full of kindness, hope and helpfulness that my lips look as rosy as the first pick of a Spring Rose. My words spring forth with gaiety of praise for the One that gives life and has the right to take it away.

Job sang a tune of praise, He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!” 1:21 NLT

“Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Did Job get it right?

5 thoughts on “What do you think?

  1. Job got it exactly right. You got THAT right, Sara. When I look about with with new spiritual eyes, slowly recuperating from a bad case of spiritual blindness…I see such provision that the Lord has given….and that I have come to take for granted in several issues.
    The Lord has warned not to be like the foolish Rich farmer whose crop was a huge success. Jesus teaches that the farmer decided to scrap all the abundance that God had given him, previously…knock down the barns and build new barns…new cabinets??new containers? new closets; new armoires; new chest of drawers…. to stash all these goodies. Then I will take it easy…retire go on vacations with all this abundance that I have to spend on ME.. And look around & see if there’s anything else my heart desires. OH GOD! Jesus said to the foolish hoarder…..(paraphrase). ‘You fool!! Guess what! You are a dead man! Tonight, your life will be claimed. Now what are you going to do about all those things? You can’t take them to Heaven cuz they are trash as compared to the Heavenly realm. And if you take them with you to Hell they will just burn up with you. Jesus warns us that if we have been given much then much is required, to be accounted for, to share with those in need. That foolish farmer could have fed half of Jerusalem with all the crops that GOD allowed him to reap. Or even with what was in the old barns.
    Is this what I do?? Jesus tells me in Revelation to buy eye salve from Him so that my spiritual eye-blindness can be healed and I will be able to see more clearly what the Spirit is saying to me. Otherwise, I will be like the foolish farmer and the foolish virgins who did not recognize the visitation of the LORD.

  2. For these things are what keep our minds healthy and pure…to insure a welcomed dwelling place for the Holy Spirit…With our minds full of only honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable things, there is no room for evil to abide…we can picture a beautiful stone wall intertwined with climbing roses, with lilac bushes growing nearby…and heather ablaze with fragrance in the distance, surrounded with the birds, full of song, drinking by the nearby gurgling creek in the shade of the evening….Let this be the setting for our minds….a place to walk in the garden with our Lord….ourselves and our beautiful friends who seek this beauty as much as we do….to rest at His feet, engulfed in His love and forgiveness…..no room for ugliness or sin….Satan could not penetrate….he could never enter the purity of our minds, in our garden, with our Lord…

    Job got it exactly right…..I so often think of Job….I try to be as trusting and content as he….

    1. Patti, What a lovely portrait of glory you have painted with your words. Have you been to Heaven….sounds like Heaven. Who would want anything else on this grubby earth that would take precedence over a glorious intimacy with the BRIDEGROOM.

      Lovely thought!

  3. Love reading about and thinking on your garden, Patti. I don’t see any weeds to block my view or any pests to distract my mind’s thoughts. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and loveliness.

  4. “Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Did Job get it right?
    I would say yes he did. When I read what he wrote, it says to me that the focus of his entire being was fixed on God. No internal or external circumstances had moved him from this.

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