Word for Today
The Word (59)-Let your thoughts be healthy.
“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” (Phil 4:8).
The Word is admonishing us to learn to focus our thoughts and mind always on purity and goodness. We are to maintain integrity even in our thoughts. At every point in time, unhealthy or negative thoughts will crop into your mind. It’s your responsibility to identify them and flush them out. It’s your responsibility to keep your thoughts healthy by ‘bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ’ (2Corinthians 10:5).
Beloved, you do not need to be afraid of evil ones. Ask God in Christ for the grace to stay away from evil:
“And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?” (1Peter 3:13)
Father, please, give me the grace to focus my thoughts on goodness in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Dr Ben Bassey is a consultant psychiatrist & a spiritual health counsellor based in the UK.