“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.” (Philippians 4:9 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) Did you know that our minds produce as many as 50,000 thoughts every day? I just read the statistics and found that approximately 80 percent of those thoughts are negative! Which means that we are bombarded with 40,000 negative thoughts a day. No wonder depression plagues…
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14, Holy Bible, King James Version).
Thoughts and words need God’s approval. Thoughts rehearsed can be revised for clarity, gentleness, or better choice of words before verbalizing. Once spoken, words are permanent. They will be peaceful or destructive, depending on how successfully the thoughts were edited before they became words.
Prayer: Lord, help me to think positive things that reflect Your blessings and goodness. If my thoughts are like You, then my words will be like You also. When my speech reflects You, so will I. Guide my thoughts to produce words pleasing to You. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore
From In the Right Place: A Gallery of Treasured Moments © 2006, Violet Carr Moore