Friday, October 21, 2011

Mind Filtering

Good Friday Morning, Ladies and Gents!

The past two weeks have been slow on the blog. I have tried my hardest to write as often as possible, but my Internet has been down at work{Yes, I usually blog from work, a little perk of my current job}. Add a big sale at work, and you have a mildly insane me. All the rambling to say, I'm sorry for the absence!

Now, on to the meat of this post {Hope your not expecting steak- it will probably be more like tuna}

*Smile*

Y'all my mind has been my enemy this week. Dreams that are not on the horizon have haunted my thoughts. To tell you that I'm weak in this area would be to completely understate the truth.

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth (Colossians 3:2)

I'm guilty of filling my mind with empty thoughts with no eternal value, thoughts that leave me discontent and lead me into sin.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things (Philippians 4:8).

Philippians 4:8 is one of those verses that most people know, but very few people stop and and think about. At least that's the case with this girl. I can talk about it, amen it, but do I live it? ouch.

true. honorable. just. pure. lovely. commendable. excellence. worthy of praise.

Are you feeling the twinge of guilt that I'm feeling?

Lord, keep me focused on you!

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2).


I'm tired of wasting my brain cells on the "what ifs", the "if onlys", and the "sinful".

You with me?

Have a blessed Friday, my friends. Let's do this right.

In His Name,
Jennifer

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high (Hebrews 1:3).

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

I'm with you, girl! Half the time I can't even get past "true." Daydreams are going to be the death of me! My goal every day is just to get through the day without saying "I wish" or "why not yet?" Gotta be thankful for what He's already done and is doing now, and not be distracted from that!

Jennifer said...

Ain't that the truth (or not) ;) Daydreams are out to kill my reality. I'm so glad I'm not alone and that God works even through our jumbled brains. :)