Milk Shake Thinking

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Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again. Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is admirable or praiseworthy—think about such things (Philippians 4:4-8).

I liken my negative thoughts and temper-tantrums indulgences (yesterday’s post) to a big cookies-n-cream shake. It’s so comforting when I drink it, but I feel awful afterwards. And I KNOW it is not good for me, but I drink it anyway. What do you do after you’ve indulged?

The verses in Philippians give us practical ways to take control of our thoughts and make them obedient to Christ.

1. Rejoice in the Lord. (Keep that worship music going!)
2. Pray! (Sometimes all we can pray is the word, “help!” but it is enough.)
3. Think the best of everyone and trust God to have the best for you in all situations.

Which of these three things are the hardest for you when you indulge in “milk shake” thoughts?

Much grace and peace,
andy

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