Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
What is the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning? Today you might have rolled over in your pillow and thought, “ugh, it’s Monday”. It is so easy to let our thoughts immediately focus on ourselves; our circumstances, our pain, our plans, our to-do lists, our schedule, and the list goes on.
But what if our first thoughts were on Jesus? What if we shifted our thoughts from ourselves to Jesus?
I want to encourage you this week to start your everyday with a simple prayer. It might sound something like this:
Father, thank you for today. Thank you for walking ahead of me and behind. Thank you for surrounding me with your love. Father help guide me today in your wisdom and strength. Help me to keep my eyes on you and follow hard after you. In Jesus Name, Amen
I believe that if we start each day by focusing on Jesus, who He is and what He has already done, we will start to see change in our perspectives, change in our attitudes, change in our hearts and change in our thoughts…all for the better!!