“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable— if anything is excellent or praiseworthy —think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV
A young believer asked a group of us, “How do you think pure?” Like so many of us she was struggling with her thought life. Some said to this young believer that she had to get her heart right first before she could even begin to think and be pure, but in my heart I knew this wasn’t right. I pulled her aside and said to her, “You want to think pure then think about Jesus.”
Think about when you first realized just how much Christ loves you, flaws and all, before you even opened your heart and mouth to receive Him. Or when you fell in love with Christ, when He saved you took you in-in your mess, your fears, your doubts and said, “You’re Mine, My child, My beloved.
Think about those unspoken prayers, the forgotten prayers, those not quite formulated (because it hurts so bad I don’t know what to say) prayers that God answered.
Think about when Christ healed you-healed your loved ones mentally, emotionally and physically. See Him on the cross, where He willingly bore your sins, took your shame, your guilt, your fears and gave you His grace, His righteousness, His peace, abundance and Holy Spirit. Think on that cross where He was beaten, broken and wounded –so that you can be whole.
Remember when you got that unexpected, undeserved blessing. When God busted open doors that was once shut to you; when He said yes when everyone else said no. My friend, think on those pure things, not on what you’ve lost but what you’ve gained. Think Jesus and then live like the victorious one that you are! Rejoice beloved child of God because your savior Jesus Christ who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above what we ask and think says, “The best is yet to come!”
“I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). –John 10:10 AMP