Applaud the Laudable

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 or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 This is the final quality of the eight that Paul suggests for meditation. If you haven’t already, scroll down for previous ones including …

“Why me?”

We’re in charge of requests, not results. Results are God’s department. I don’t think God’s waiting for us to wince enough when we pray or to use certain spiritual formulas (which tend to be more magical than spiritual). Donald Miller writes, “Formulas seem much better than God because formulas offer control; and God, well, He …