01 Dec What Are You Thinking About?
What are you thinking about?
That can be such a shaming question at times. We often will immediately think about all the things we shouldn’t be thinking about.
Although there are many things at this time of year I think about that cause stress and worry, there are many other things that I find myself thinking about which are good. I’m thinking about Jesus and his birth; I’m thinking about serving others; I’m thinking about spending time with my family… all good things.
In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, in chapter 4, he concluded his letter by saying:
8 “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. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Let me encourage you to engage your mind in the excellent and praiseworthy things that are already stirring in our minds this time of year.
And if you need a little help spurring your mind in the right direction, here are a few suggestions:
- Listen to Christmas Music while in the car. Both 102.5 & 99.1 are playing lots of Christmas music.
- Read the daily Advent Devotional Blog on the Summit website: thesummitstl.com/adventdevotionals
- Memorize Luke 2:10-11
10 “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.’”