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TAKE TIME TO THINK 2
Text: Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, 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.”

Many are sinking in their situations today because they don’t think. The truth is you can think your way out of whatever situation you find yourself. In my dialect, thinking means ‘ronu’ and explaining that in English, it means ‘stir your mind.’ There are treasures in us that are waiting to be stirred or fanned to expression and one way to achieve this is by thinking.

Personally, I enjoy thinking and I practise this virtually everyday. You see, by experience, I have come to understand that whatever one thinks on grows or expands, whether good or bad. Thinking expands whatever you engage your mind on. No matter how small an idea is, you can think it to bigness.

Proverbs 23:7 says “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” This invariably means that whatever you think on sticks to you. If you think on happy moments, for example, you’ll be joyful but if you think on negative situations, you’ll soon end up sorrowing. If you can deliberately choose what to think on, you will be able to control what happens in your life.

REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
If you can deliberately choose what to think on, you’ll be able to control what happens in your life.

PRAY:
Father, please deliver me from all forms of anxiety in Jesus’ name.

OUR DAILY REFLECTION

TAKE TIME TO THINK 1
Text: Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, 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 you think at all? While growing up, we used to be told that it is not good to think, and consequently, a lot of people have grown up never to learn how to think. As much as thinking is not bad, in fact, the Scripture encourages it, we must understand the difference between thinking and anxiety.

While thinking means to ponder on something within one’s heart or communicate with oneself, anxiety means being apprehensive or nervous about an uncertain event. God hates anxiety, and so, He has promised to take care of us as we learn to lean or abide in Him (Matt 6:25-34).

However, He wants us to cultivate the habit of thinking because He is also a thinker. Jere 29:11 says He knows the thought He THINKS towards us. When we think, God wants it to be on beautiful and godly things (Phil 4:8) since our thought determines what is reproduced in us (Pro 23:7a), He also wants us to think about His marvelous works (Ps 77:12), among others.

REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
Whatever you think on grows in you.

PRAY:
Father, please deliver me from all forms of anxiety in Jesus’ name.

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VICTORY CONSCIOUSNESS
Text: 1 John 5:4

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

How aligned is your thought with the word of God? One of the things the blessed man does according to Psalm 1:2 is that “his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Meditation unveils the revelation in God’s word.

Irrespective of what happens around you, what do you see? Victory or defeat? Success or failure? No matter how hard the blows of challenges may be, knowing that you are more than a conqueror helps you to stay in charge and eventually walk out of them as a victor indeed.

Jesus already assured us concerning our challenges to “be of good cheer; I have overcome the world,” Jn 16:33. Remember that whatever you see and go through now has only come to pass; they can only be temporal while what is unseen but you know (including your victory) is eternal (2Cor 4:18).

REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
Living victoriously can only be possible by first thinking victoriously.

PRAY:
I walk in the reality of my victory in Christ in Jesus’ name.

Great morning!!!