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“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

Think on these things.  Look at the list.  Throughout each day, be reminded that where we allow our minds to dwell, there we will either be fed or torn down.  There are those who take this to the extreme and promote “positive” thinking, but behind everything that has been taken to the extreme, is the truth of what God has spoken.  Dwell on the things of the Lord and be blessed.

Lord, I am often distracted throughout the day.  Guide me, Lord, that I may be led by You and the Word You have already given me.  Let me take these higher things and hold them before me constantly so that I may remember the promise You have given me and walk in that promise.  Teach me to strive for excellence and be guided by Your principles.  Lead me in the way You know I need to go.

Lord Jesus, You have come in order that we may have life and have it abundantly.  Guide me this day so that I may dwell with You and think upon these things.  Through Your Spirit, renew my mind and bring to constant remembrance all the goodness and mercy which is mine through You.  Guide me, O Lord, that I may be led by You alone.  Help me to always follow Your guidance.  Amen.