Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What is True? What is Real?

My notes from first video session of Loving God with All Your Mind Bible Study by Elizabeth George:
Phil. 4:8  "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."

  1. Recognize the command—“think on these things”.
  2. Respond in obedience--2 Corin. 10:5 says we take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ. Like a cowboy in a rodeo galloping after a steer, rope and tie up your wrong thoughts and bring them into captivity to Christ.
  3. You will reap the benefits. You’ll have every kind of energy when you think on the things God tells you. When plagued with doubts or fears, think, “What’s true—what’s real?
From the workbook, Loving God with All Your Mind, pg. 12--"So the next time negative thoughts arise in your mind and you get down on yourself, or you question God's love and care for you, check your focus. Are you looking down at your problem or up to God? Are you dwelling on things that aren't true or real? Are you letting the truths of Scripture act as curbs that restrain your thoughts?"

Loving God with All Your Mind Interactive Workbook, Elizabeth George. (Harvest House Publishers, 2010)

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