Friday, July 3, 2009

Holy Resolve



HEREAFTER THE LOVELY THINGS;

HEREAFTER THE THANKFUL HEART;

HEREAFTER THE SINGLE EYE;

HEREAFTER THE PATIENT EAR;

HEREAFTER THE SALTED SPEECH;

HEREAFTER THE HELPING HANDS;

HEREAFTER THE GOOD REPORT;

HEREAFTER THE LOVE OF SAINTS;

HEREAFTER THE DREAD OF PRAISE;

HEREAFTER THE FEAR OF GOD;

HEREAFTER THE WILL TO WAIT;

HEREAFTER THE HOPE OF CHRIST;

AND ALL BY THE MEANS OF GRACE.

AMEN.

PHILIPPIANS 4: 8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Note: Recently I saw a video of a lecture by a PhD. researcher who was analyzing the development of healthy memories and positive outlook in the brain. She had proved clinically that the healthy mindset would be manifested in the organ, and that it could be traced back to experiences of faith, family, forgiveness, laughter, love, touch, thanksgiving and beauty. The opposite could be traced back to fear, failure, abuse, unforgiveness, self-pity, trauma, loneliness, envy and insult.

As the audience "oohed and ahhed" at the technical demonstrations and data, I could not help but think that Paul had summed it all up quite nicely by revelation in Philippians chapter 4.

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