Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Stinking Thinking - Bonita Y. McCoy

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” 
Proverbs 23:7

We’ve all heard the phrase stinking thinking, and at this time of year, we can see it in action.  Everyone stressed out and in a frenzy. We grumble and complain:

Too many
Too much
Too quick

We look up, and it’s Christmas. Cue groan.

However, there is a cure for this Christmas crankiness, and you possess the key.


Where is your focus this Christmas season?

In Philippians 4:8, we are instructed by Paul to focus our thinking on what is beautiful and true. We are to meditate on the good stuff of God and His world.

We shouldn’t place our focus on the long to-do list, the unwrapped gifts, or the tree that is sitting in the box in pieces. (I might just put lights on the box and call’er done!)

No, our focus should be on Christ, Himself.

So, this Christmas grab a hold of those grumbling, complaining, anxious thoughts and throw them out like Christmas morning trash. Then recount the wonders of the season –

God with us
Prince of Peace
Tidings of great joy
A Savior is born…. not for one, but for all.

Pure. Lovely. Noble. Think on these.

Merry Christmas,