I will think about things that are excellent and praiseworthy

Sometimes I find it hard to pray when my mind is not where it should be. When I’m thinking of the car that cut me off on the highway, or something annoying someone said in the grocery aisle, or work and finances and worry.

Yesterday’s confession told us to pray about everything. Today’s confession helps us get our heads in the game so we can pray.

I’m convinced the biggest battleground we’ll ever experience is in the mind. It manifests in the physical world, but it begins in the mind. Satan plays tricks, and he uses our thoughts to gain a foothold. Anger, pride, jealousy, inferiority. He plants a seed and we allow it to take root in our minds. It’s all a game to him. Maybe that’s why Paul told the Philippian church, “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

I will think about things that are excellent and praiseworthy.

When we put our thoughts where they should be, we’re better able to connect with the Spirit. We talk to God with sincerity and respect, and we can hear when He talks back. If that doesn’t make Satan tremble, he’s not paying attention.

Where are your thoughts? What can you think of that’s praiseworthy?