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It’s not just “Whatever”…..

October 25, 2011

Philippians 4:8

New International Version (NIV)

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
praiseworthy—think about such things.

This is a map for you.
You are not lost.
In this day….label your way…follow the path.
Stay in the Keep Moving.
follow the directions.

Philippians 4:8

The Message (MSG)

8-9Summing it all up, friends,
I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things
true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst;
the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.
Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized.
Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into His most excellent harmonies.

Make a list.
Label your life.
Stay on The Path

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2011 1:03 pm

    “the best, not the worst, the beauty not the ugly”
    Yes, yes and amen!
    Thank you for sharing this . . . I try to live this way.
    So many focus on the negative, feel it is their job to criticize everything and pass judgement on motives and methods . . . makes them very unhappy people.
    Life is too short to live that way and there is much beauty to be seen if one chooses to . . . bless you, love your writing.

    • October 26, 2011 10:45 am

      i think everyone has days where it’s hard to shake the negative… but it is important to refocus
      Thank you for taking the time to talk with me.

  2. October 26, 2011 1:18 am

    love the two translations… both so excellent and my favourites ( I say that a lot but I love soooo much of God’s word, better put… all of it)
    Oh! I made a list today… and stayed with the list… so happy
    and then tonight with a good friend we saw the movie “Courageous” How wonderfully made!
    Such a family building movie!

    • October 26, 2011 10:46 am

      oh i have heard a lot about that movie recently.
      I will have to check it out on your recommendation.
      you are such an enormous blessing to me… I was just telling my husband that last night, about you.

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