Do, More Than We Don’t

As the hour is late to be here and still turn in early I think I shall be brief. 

Philippians 4. 

Allow me to share with you two or three observations from the first nine (9) verses.

Obviously, real Christians, Christians who have shared the Gospel, and whose names are written in the Book of Life can be at odds with one another.  A serious spat perhaps we would say. 
1And as Paul closes this letter he addresses it.  He even enlisted a Brother’s help. He wanted those Girls to lay aside the squabble and seek unity.  Unity in the Body of Christ. 
What a novel idea! 

Moving on to verse 4, he continues to exhort. 
He said we whose names are in the Book of Life are to be known for being REASONABLE and GENTLE. 
Yes. Reasonable and Gentle.
I am praying about this; as I had to ask myself am I REASONABLE and GENTLE?

One more nugget and I will close — I think.

In conclusion, brothers, focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, lovable or admirable, on some virtue or on something praiseworthy.

Do you see the word FOCUS? 
We are commanded to focus because our minds (apart from focusing on the LORD) do NOT gravitate toward thinking about things that are
True
Noble
Righteous
Pure
Lovable
Admirable
Virtuous or 
Praiseworthy.

We just don’t, BUT yielded to Holy Spirit we can practice, practice, practice until we do more often than we don’t. 

Love, Kathie