SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/27/15- “Mind On Him — Mind At Peace!” (Isaiah 26:3)
Premise Question: Is our hopeful expectation from The LORD for perfect peace, for sure and real, and what must we do to get and experience it fully?
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isaiah 26:3 NLT)
You, Most Holy and Sovereign LORD God Almighty, will personally make sure to faithfully maintain a right relationship; one that is flawless, without fault or defect. And, in spite of any upheaval, turmoil, trouble or disturbance, You will keep them, those whose faith and confidence is placed solidly in You, O LORD, in a harmonious state of peaceful tranquility. You will do this for all those whose intentions and attention, desires and dispositions, are fully and firmly fixed, being entrenched and entirely immovable, never deterred, always adhered, steady and true, ever mindful upon You. This, You do for them, because of their total credible belief in and their absolute assured reliance upon You, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty. (Isaiah 26:3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: So, be entirely encouraged in your heart, mind and spirit, being fully assured, with absolute certitude, concerning The LORD’S faithfulness and integrity to produce and preserve in you a peace that surpasses all understanding and comprehension; protecting and maintaining in you, at all times, on all occasions and in any situation or circumstance, the sublime calm of His serene tranquility, His harmonious agreement and perfect accord.
Completely accept and understand that when you place your full confidence, faith, hope, trust and reliance upon The LORD, He will not ever disappoint you; for His integrity, strength, surety and certitude can be absolutely depended upon, every time, all the time, without ever failing or faltering. Your hopeful expectation and convictions are real and shall be rewarded, by Him.
Finally, we ought to come to grips with the reality that our peace in life is truly dependent upon our intentional faith, hope and trust being entirely placed in The LORD; by fixing our daily focus in life, through meditating on His Word, giving careful consideration to what we think about, reflect and contemplate upon, and by making sure that we always rehearse and recollect upon the goodness of The LORD, remembering that it’s all about Him and what He can and wants to do for us, through our becoming fixated, having a tenacious and steadfast focus, with a rapt and resolute resolve to pay close attention to our thoughts and being immovable and undeterred in our trust and faith in Him.
Mind On Him — Mind At Peace! Blessings...
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/02/15- “We Are What We Think!” (Philippians 4:8)
Premise Question: Is what we think about and how we think, really that important, and does it have any effect or make a difference in our lives?
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. 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. (Philippians 4:8 NLT)
One last thing, my dearly beloved friends. Papa God ultimately desires that we all have a laser focus on being absolutely authentic, genuinely sincere and honorable, only involving ourselves in noteworthy, ethically proper and sound, free from all contamination, being completely chaste, in all our activities and dealings, appearing delightful and pleasing, not only to the eye, but as well, to the heart and mind, inspiring reverence and affection, with great approval. So, anything that’s worthwhile or superior, deserving extraordinary laudable commendation and praise, these are the things that should consume and influence our thoughts, behavior and actions. (Philippians 4:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I love the encouraging message and instructions given in Philippians chapter four! For after the Apostle Paul tells his brothers and sisters to stay true to The LORD, he then expresses his great love for all the people of Papa God, and how he longs to see them again, by telling them that them staying true to The LORD is all the encouragement and eternal reward that he’ll ever need or desire to receive for his efforts and work amongst them. He instructs and encourages them to settle their disagreements, to always be joyful and to rejoice continually, to always be considerate of others, to never forget that The LORD is returning, and to never worry about anything, but instead, always pray about everything, telling The LORD what they need and then thanking Him for all that He’s done for them. For then, His peace beyond belief will be experienced, by them, as He will guard and keep safe, their hearts and minds. After all that, though, Paul leaves them with one last thing, which is perhaps the thing that is most significantly important, as it has a tremendous bearing and affect upon a person’s outlook in life, in the way it influences and effects their perception about everything that happens to them, in the process of life and also how they interact and perceive everyone they encounter in life. It is critically imperative, as it is vital to everything in life, that we fix our thoughts, the way we think and what we think about and focus on! And the only way to fix that, is to take Paul’s encouraging admonition of focusing on the good, the right, the pure, the honorable, the true, the admirably beautiful things in life, and to only think on the things that are excellent and worthy of high praise and honor. If you try and not think about something by, with great effort and determination, focusing on trying not to think of it, you’ll have a really difficult time not thinking about what you’re trying not to think about! But, if you’ll think only about and focus only on the things you ought to be thinking about, the good and positive, righteous and true, then you’ll be able to fix your thoughts, and have a whole new outlook in life! For we truly are greatly influenced and effected by what we think about and how we think! We Are What We Think! Blessings…
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