I needed God’s peace in my life this morning and I began reading Philippians 4:6-9. There God tells us not to worry—to bring our problems to him—to trust in him—and he will give us peace of mind and heart. But it continues, “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable…and the God of peace will be with you.”
I suddenly understood that God not only wanted me to give him my worry and fear, but that I was to replace those thoughts with what is true and honourable and pure, thoughts that are actually characteristics of God! It is a true statement that we become what we think. If I want to become like God, I need to have his thoughts. Would you join me today in replacing your thoughts with God’s thoughts? And as a result, may your mind and heart be filled with God’s peace.