for out of it are the issues of life."
The Wellspring of Life
We are apt to regard our thoughts as
fleeting and unimportant.
As a result, we imagine that it matters very little
what we think, as long as we say and do what is right.
Yet, in the last analysis,
everything depends on our initial thoughts.
Our thoughts are the products and proof
of our character.
But they are infinitely more than that!
They are the very materials out of which our character,
lives, and destinies are built.
Evil thoughts mar and destroy.
Good thoughts build up, encourage, elevate, and refine.
What we shall be in the future is based
on what we think today.
For what we think today, provides the basis
from which all our words and actions spring.
Above all, as Christ rules in our hearts,
His radiance beautifies our thoughts.
He enables us to lift our thoughts above all that is
sinful and to keep them steadily
in the presence of God.
Paul had this in mind when he said,
". . . 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."
This is the peace that Christ earned for us
by His death on the cross
and that enters our hearts by faith in Him.
Guard your heart ~ for it is the wellspring of life.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me."
Another one from my friend, Alice. Thank you!