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Today's reading: Phillippians 4:8

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things" (Phil. 4:8)

Philippians 4:8 is a regular read for me. Why? Because I believe following this verse is key to godly living. Our minds are powerful. The thoughts and conversations we have with ourselves literally determine our moods, our actions and the words we speak. That's why Paul directs us to take our minds captive by focusing on and thinking about good and right things.

How intentional are you about making sure your mind and thoughts are focused on good and godly things? Why is this so important? What's one example from the past week where intentionally focusing on good and right things has helped you (respond better to someone, have a more joyful day, draw closer to God)? Tami

P.S. Because this is such a key verse for godly living, we're going to spend the next few weeks taking a more in-depth look at some of the areas on which Paul instructs us to focus. So the rest of this week, we'll be focusing on honor--what it means, what the Bible tells us about honor, how we can live honorably.

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I need this study!
I fail on all accounts except I have tried, at times.
With this study and with the Lord's help, I pray that I will intentionally focus on good and godly things to bring honor to the Lord Jesus and to others.

Why is it important?
This will please the Lord and be a testimony to others whom we talk with through out our day.

Looking forward for this week study,Tami.

When I am wakeful at night, that is when I find it so important to take my thoughts captive to Christ--my tendency is towards, fear, negativity, worry. But here is a tool, Philippians 4:8, to keep my thoughts on Christ and all the good He has brought to me undeserved.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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