As I wake in the morning my mind is sometimes involved in a negative spiral. I worry about climate change, the pandemic, my own health and that of friends, how I will cope in the future. This morning my mind was drawn to the words of Philippians 4:8 words I needed to hear.
Whatever is true – the media often peddles lies, leaving us not knowing what to believe.
Whatever is noble, ‘turn my thoughts to noble actions, ministries of love.’
Whatever is right, through God’s conscience we know right from wrong, let us pursue it.
Whatever is pure – the sacrificial love of Jesus, love ‘so amazing, so divine.’
Whatever is lovely, God has given us creation, my sunrise this morning and the tracery of the snow laden branches.
Whatever is the pursuit of excellence and praiseworthiness will bring peace.