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Abide in Him!

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Phil 4:8

     One of my favorite verses... I’ve clung to it many times. When I have struggled with a bad attitude toward someone or a difficult situation, it has calmed my spirit and made me see things clearer. But as far as keeping every thought pure and right, I’m afraid I, like many of us, have fallen short. How in the world do we keep every thought honorable?

Max Lucado had a great devotional on this:

“Who can do this?

Confession: I find the list difficult to keep. Heaven knows, I’ve tried. A random idea will pop into my head, and I’ll pass it through the passage. Was it true, honorable, pure . . . What’s next? I have trouble remembering the eight virtues, much less remembering to filter my thought s trough them…

There is a simpler way. Make it your aim to cling to Christ. Abide in Him.”

The closer we cling to Him, the easier it is to live this crazy life in "this old sinful world". HE, after all,  is true and honorable and right and pure! So, with every moment you spend Abiding in His presence your love for Him grows sweeter and your desire to be with Him stronger! It's a win-win!

Who can do this? You can - ABIDE IN HIM!!

Pastor Beth

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