We want to brighten your weekend with some encouraging scripture and thoughts that have inspired us in the past few days!We also hope this week’s challenge will make you more aware of God’s ever-present love and care for you.
Your friends at Mindful,
~ Paul and Matt
“The most important person you will talk to all day is you.” Zig Ziglar
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” - Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)
The Apostle Paul tells us to meditate (or to focus our thoughts) on things that are uplifting. He also tells us that we can “…be transformed by the renewing of our mind…” (Romans 12:2). Every person has a running conversation in our head all day long. Our brains are constantly judging, assessing, comparing, and giving us feedback. That inner voice or running dialogue can have a huge impact on our lives - on our health - on our relationships. This weekend, make it a point to notice how you are talking to yourself. Is that inner conversation uplifting and affirming or is it critical? God wants to renew your mind and transform that inner voice into one that aligns with the fruit of His Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. He teaches us that with God’s help, we can transform the way we think and the way we talk to ourselves. This weekend, take notice of your inner dialogue. Be honest and reflective about it. Does that voice truly reflect the grace and love that God has shown to you? Set aside a few minutes a day in the coming week to train that powerful inner voice to speak in the dialect of God’s spirit.