Mental health, self-care, and meditation have swept our nation and are continuing to grow by the day.
The focus of thinking about what you are thinking about is a wholesome and healthy exercise that should be a part of our daily practice. Taking every thought captive is an idea that isn’t just practically helpful, but also commanded in the New Testament of the Bible.
In Phillippians 4:8 Paul says, “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.”
We’re told to take our thoughts under control, to focus on the good that is happening, and dwell on those pieces of life that lead us to praise God.
But, how do we do this?
There is so much media, responsibilities, relationships, and distractions vying for our attention that we can’t realistically expect to own every thought in our brains. Plus, many of us think so much for our occupation, that our focusing more attention is the last thing we want to do during our leisure.
So we need to go on the offensive.
Beginning on January 1st, we’ll be posting a daily meditation practice to guide your time with God in prayer, scripture, and meditation every day in 2017. You can use the parts you like and skip others, or you can simply read through the practice to help guide your separate study.
Whatever you do, please join us (click subscribe or sign up for the mailing list). 2017 is going to be a year of opportunity, blessing, and challenge. Let’s be intentional to take notice, and to take captive every thought.