Thinking Faith

Yesterday I asked you what you were thinking about.

Today I want you to think about faith.

Philippians 4:8  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 live in a world that goes to extremes to be positive and good.  Considering all the evil and bad that there is out there, I don't blame them.  But just thinking good thoughts will never get you what you are looking for.  Because eventually you just run out of good.  

You need a deeper well. 

As a kid growing up in Arkansas, we went through droughts like every other part of the country.  But one summer I remember it was terrible.  Wells, which was the primary source of water of most of my family, were drying up.  Not good.  But my grandmother, who lived at the bottom of a deep valley, had a 200+ ft. Well. More in-depth than most in the area.  After wells starting drying up, people wanted to come with jugs and buckets to get some water.  

Now here's how the conversation went.  

These people need water!  But what if our well runs dry?  Then we will dig a deeper well.  

We watched and waited for the well to run dry.  Times didn't get better, but worse.  Through all of it that well never ran dry.

Being good and positive is great.  But what is your source for goodness and positivity?  Where is your well that will never run dry?

Here is what you should focus on today.  Truth not fake stuff.  Honor not disgrace.  Just not opinionated. Pure, not lewd.  Lovely, not hateful. Commendable, not corrupt.  Excellent, not lazy.  If all else fails to work, look for something to praise and not complain about.