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Thinking #1—Transforming Thoughts

For us to succeed as followers of Jesus in a frenetic and fractious world, we would be wise to make time to think deeply about what God has communicated to us about how to live as his representatives. He encourages us to let his word abide in us, to let it be at home in … Continue reading

Thoughtfulness #8 — Considered Praise

One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wonderful works, I will meditate. Many shall speak of the power of your awesome acts, and I will tell of your greatness. Psalm 145:4-6 Glorious God, elegant design and exquisite detail … Continue reading

Thoughtfulness #7 — Insightful Consideration

Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 2 Timothy 2:7 God’s hope for Bible readers: If we exert ourselves to think carefully about what he has said, he will bless us with insight; we will be able to view reality the same way God’s prophet saw it. God is … Continue reading

Thoughtfulness #6 — Maturing Consideration

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, because the testing of your faith produces endurance. Let endurance have its perfect result, so you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 In the best sense of the word James is a pragmatist. He is concerned that we survive long … Continue reading

Thoughtfulness #5 — Invigorating Thinking

Consider him who has endured such hostility by sinners against himself, so that you may not grow weary in your souls and give up. Hebrews 12:3 Because we all want to belong and to be loved, hostility is particularly trying. We see the animosity of family and colleagues as life-threatening. How can we live if … Continue reading

Thoughtfulness #1 — Transforming Thoughts

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8 Transformation occurs when we renew our minds as well as the hearts. God gives us … Continue reading