Think on these things — Points to Ponder

Boyd Tremblett of Chemainus Pentecostal Church writes about spending time with the word of God in his Points to Ponder column.

We live in a world where we are so consumed with mind-numbing devices that we find that we could have wasted hours on them before we even know it.

The point that I want you to ponder is how do you spend your time. God’s word encourages us to “… think on these things.” In Philippians 4:8, it says, “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Do we spend time thinking on these things, or do we dwell on false facts, injustices done to us, impure thoughts, unlovely ideas, rumours, gossips, what’s happening to so and so, etc.?

We need to renew our minds. Keep out of things that just numb our minds, and spend time in the word of God that brings us life, joy and excitement.

If you find that you are depressed, feeling blue or like your life has no meaning and is useless, find out what it is God wants for your life.

Read His word and spend time with Him.

Find Godly counsel.

Go to one of your local churches, get together with people that will encourage you and show you God’s love.

There is a saying that our kids have heard from their mother over and over which is a good guideline to live by, to keep your minds in check so to speak, and that is “garbage in, garbage out.”

So as the Scripture verse says above … think on these things, and life will get a whole lot brighter for you.

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