“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
—Romans 12:2, NASB
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
—Philippians 4:9, NASB
Just = what is morally right and fair
True = real or actual
Honorable = bringing or worthy of honor
Lovely = exquisitely beautiful
Pure = wholesome and untainted
Excellent = extremely good; outstanding
Praiseworthy = deserving approval and admiration
These are things we're commanded to think about and to be completely honest, maybe 15 of the 2,000+ thoughts I think about each day fit into those categories. It's difficult, but it's worth it—to renew our minds daily and think of Him and what He's done for us.
My hope is that this collection, Renewal, does just that: gently reminds us to steer our thoughts toward Him.