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Right Wise Thinking

The morning news cuts through my heart like the clumpy lines of my brownies as an unexperienced baker. I hear a story. Someone was robbed… Someone died... The President is doing something wrong… Congress is doing some thing wrong and the people, innocent people, suffer….The opiate crisis is out of control... Okay! Okay! I need to hear it. I need to know what’s going on in the world. I get it. But when I listen to it over and over, and over again, well that’s another thing. That does something to my mind and yours!

God’s word says, “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 excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Phil. 4:8 It takes work to think on good things. It takes intentional healthy thinking. Have a bad thought? Replace it with a good one.

I have a friend who posts pictures of beautiful butterflies on her face book page. Sometimes those are my lovely thoughts… God made those lovely insects for me and you!

Our thoughts, for some reason, seem to gravitate towards negativity, doesn’t it? I suppose that’s because of our sin nature and the circumstances in our lives. But we can’t just let those things control us because what we think translates into what we do.

God has a lot to say about what we think, especially when it comes to w