Finally, brothers and sisters, 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. Phil.4:8
God’s word is filled with encouragement, and this is one of my very favorites. This verse encourages us to “get out of a funk,” or our negative thinking, by plugging into thoughts that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Not too long ago, our pastor explained the acronym: THINK
T Is it THOUGHTFUL
H Is it HELPFUL or HONEST
I Is it INSPIRATIONAL or INTELLIGENT
N Is it NECESSARY or NICE
K Is it KIND
In an article I wrote for 1ChristianVoice (February 16, 2019), I added an S to THINK
In Colossians 4:6, Paul exhorts us to do this so that our conversations will always be full of grace and seasoned with salt.
When someone says something nice to you, doesn’t it put a spring in your step and lighten your heart? That’s the message behind THINKS! We can change our direction, the course of our day, or our mindset, and someone else’s, if we use the THINKS method. Imagine the impact we can have in our family, our friends, our community, our church, infinity! 🙂
In the above-mentioned article I adapted the old carpentry adage that says measure twice, cut once to: think twice, speak nice.
Today would be a good day to examine our words, the way we THINKS, and change our world – one encouraging word at a time.
By Amre Cortadino
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