"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."Philippians 4: 8 NIV
In fact, in Philippians 4:8, it shows that we should strive to “think about such things” - keeping truth, purity and loveliness at the forefront of our thoughts at all times. We are called to fully embrace the goodness of God and to walk out our daily lives remembering all that is praiseworthy and noble.
It’s so easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day grind, and before you know it, your mind is focused on what you should have said to the man who cut in front of you or to the woman who sneered at you for taking too long at the drive-thru. Am I right? In these instances, we have to make a choice - do we spend our energy on the ugliness around us, or do we focus our hearts and minds on God - celebrating every day in His beauty, in His truth and in His love for us?