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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-----meditate on these things. PHILIPPIANS 4:8

What you think about in your unguarded moments reflects what your mind dwells upon. What you speak about when your guard is down is a good gauge of what is in your heart (Matt. 12:34). Your mind needs exercise just as your physical body does.

To keep your body healthy, you must be careful what you put into it, and you must exercise regularly. To keep your thoughts pure, you must guard what goes into your mind. To exercise your mind, you must contemplate things that are noble and truths that stretch your mind.

Some Christians allow the world to fill their minds with ungodly thinking. Some people seem drawn to concentrate on the negative, choosing to be pessimistic about everything. Some remain satisfied with thinking of the mundane.

Others fail to intentionally place Scripture in their thoughts, choosing instead to adopt human reasoning. Others, however, choose to expose their minds to the truths of God - to that which is true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and good.

The things you allow your mind to dwell on will be revealed by the way you live. If you focus on negative things, you will inevitably be a negative person. If you allow unholy thoughts to fill your mind, ungodliness will become common in your life. If you fill your mind with thoughts of Christ, you will become Christ like.

What you fill your mind with is a matter of choice. Choose to concentrate on the magnificent truths of God, and they will create in you a noble character that brings glory to God.

Blackaby Ministries

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COASTAL6 10/18/2013 9:11AM

    What a beautiful blog, you worked hard, God bless you!

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MTRACHEL 10/11/2013 8:22AM

    Wonderful, both words and images! Thanks!

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JUDITH316 10/7/2013 3:24PM

    Good Morning Annabelle,

emoticon for sharing, I love these scriptures you have shared and the pictures of the Horses...

Comment edited on: 10/7/2013 3:26:27 PM

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ADIOSALL 10/7/2013 6:46AM

    emoticon scripture. emoticon pictures. You spent a lot of time on this blog and it shows, Thanks for sharing. I appreciate it very much!

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    Beautiful.. thanks for sharing

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GETNFITAFTER60 10/6/2013 12:28PM

    Love this blog. So beautiful and thought provoking. Thank you so much for sharing.

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LORRAINE10141 10/6/2013 11:39AM

    So true. Good to remember since we're to take every thought captive. emoticon

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IOEINC 10/6/2013 11:21AM

    What great pictures. My oldest daughter would absolutely love them. She was horse crazy when she was younger. Took riding lessons and was always begging for us to get her a horse. She's married now...her husband can get her a horse!! emoticon

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MRSJERRYBUSH 10/6/2013 10:49AM

    The pictures are magnificent! What a beautiful creation! Thank you, dear Lord. Thank you for posting.

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TATTER3 10/6/2013 10:05AM

    This is amazing!!! What an excellent job. Thank you! Keep Sparkin'!!

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NOCALORIES 10/6/2013 9:56AM

    I love this blog. I think of horses as one of God's beautiful creatures. Thank you for sharing your time to put this blog together. One of my favorite quotes is the one this blog starts with being a better me rather than competing with my neighbor. You are a beautiful Christian lady and I am one blessed lady to know you. This blog is available to me because we are teammates. So glad we are.

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