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“Today Have Immanuel's Nurturing Kindness Impact New Guidance! (T.H.I.N.K.I.N.G)”

Ramesh C. Reddy

“Finally, brothers, 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, NIV)

I asked myself what characteristics does Paul want the Philippians to think about?

Whatever is true 2. Whatever is noble 3. Whatever is right  4.    Whatever is pure 5. Whatever is lovely  6.  Whatever is admirable

I asked myself why does Paul want the Philippians to think about these characteristics?
 Paul wanted the Philippians to think about these characteristics because they are excellent and praiseworthy.

 I asked myself what are the important implications for my own life?
 From this command I learn that my thinking should be based on truth, nobility, righteousness, purity, love, and what is admirable.

I learned how our thinking can affect everything else in our lives. A thought comes; we think about it, then an emotion occurs, and soon it leads to action. The action itself can be good or bad depending on our thinking. It is so awesome to know that I can have direction what I should base my thinking on. It can be based on whatever is TRUE, NOBLE, RIGHT, PURE, LOVELY, and ADMIRABLE when I focus on Jesus Christ who loves me so much which is revealed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As my thinking reflects on those values and characteristics, I won't be depressed but my eyes can be fixed on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith so that I can also
'rejoice in the Lord, letting my gentleness be evident to all without being anxious about anything but with prayer  and petition let my requests be known to God and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus'

In my own life, I have seen when I focused on these virtues as I depended on the Lord, meditating on the Word of God revealed in the Bible, a lot of things have changed for me. It is God's Word that leads me to right actions but sadly when I let my thinking deviate from the Word of God, a lot of my thinking has led to sin because when I think negatively, I usually act negatively. The Lord wants to help me here. He has helped me so much with my thinking as I focus on the Lord reminding me of Philippians 4:8. He can help you too!

I ask you now dear friends, what is your T.H.I.N.K.I.N.G based on?
Dear friend,
I don’t know what you are going through right now and maybe you are tempted to think negatively about yourself, your surroundings, and your future. Don’t let the enemy get to you on that. One of the classic cases of thinking leading to action is depression.

Beck’s Cognitive Triad of Depression is based on thinking. It is a negative view of self, world, and your future. As you act on that it usually leads to depression and other symptoms. I am not saying depression does not exist if we do not think negatively for many cases of depression have to do with malfunction of neurotransmitters for which medication is needed. When thinking leads to depression that is something that can be avoided friend depending on how we approach thinking!

The Word of God gives us wonderful ammunition from Philippians 4:4-4:8 for our benefit so our thinking can lead to joy instead of sorrow.

Whatever you think, that you will usually be so be careful what you base your thinking on. Jesus loves you so much that He went to the cross to die for your sin and come back to life to save you so that you can be with Him in eternity. Jesus paid the ransom for you from slavery to sin by His blood so you do not have to live a life of sinful thinking but be delivered from the Lord and experience eternal thinking by His grace. Thank you so much Jesus!

Whatever we think about that happened to us or we did to others, if we cannot change it, we should not keep thinking the 'what if's'. Even if we can change it, there is no point thinking about the 'what if's' but on how Jesus and the Gospel can change our thinking to reflect His purpose, pardon, peace, power, and promises in our lives! Praise the Lord for that!

No matter what you have done or where you have been, you are never out of His love and never out of His reach. Think the promises of the Lord and claim them for yourself. Let them be your ammunition against the enemy. Claim God's promises to live your life and you will find joy, peace, and love. Yes, you will.

Friend, you can do that and you will be guided and led by the Lord whether it comes to listening to music, watching videos, watching movies, etc. His thinking will become your thinking as you yield to His Word and His ways.

Jesus wants you to be full of joy and rest in Him. He will take care of you whatever you are faced with. Remember He does not want us to be anxious about anything because He is there for us. I have found His ways are the best ways for us.

Ask yourself if your thinking were to be played out like a movie, what would others see?

Would you want them to see it?

Would you want the Lord to see it?

Yet, it is so important to remember that we need the Lord's help to govern our thinking because all the self-help books and self-motivation to have right thinking will not do, without the grace of the Lord Jesus impacting our lives. He does want to impact us. Thank you so much Jesus! I rest in you Lord!

May you allow the Lord to guide your thinking for He loves you so much! May you see the positive impact in your life as you follow the Word of God! May you know that when you have bad thoughts you can take them to the Lord and He will help you! Yes, He will friend!

May you today have Immanuel’s nurturing kindness impact new guidance Amen!

"Today Have Immanuel’s Nurturing Kindness Impact New Guidance!" (T.H.I.N.K.I.N.G)/"What is your T.H.I.N.K.I.N.G based on?"

Dear Jesus, I learned today about what I should think about. Lord, this is a messed up world we live in because of sin. I am messed up because of sin and would remain messed up if it were not for your love and mercy to shower your grace upon me. Thank you so much Jesus for shedding your precious blood and coming back to life to save me. It is not easy for me to always think about positive things but that’s what you want me to do. I know our thinking can lead to action many times including depression, low self-esteem, deception, impurity, hate, and so on. Please help us to overcome negative thinking Lord for the glory and honor of your Name.  Deliver us please Jesus and help us to be focused so much on you. Thank you so much Jesus. We yield our lives to thee and ask thee that you would take care of our thinking and you will help us to be focused on you. Your thoughts and your Words are what I want my thinking to be permeated by. Help me Jesus. Everything you tell us is for our good including what you give us even when we cannot understand, so I thank you and turn to you. Thank you for hearing my voice when I cry out to you. Thank you for wonderfully making me and knitting me together in my mother’s womb. You have me in your care and are my Holy Father guiding me through. I want to live for you and serve you. Thank you for your help. Thank you for hearing my prayers and answering me. In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

Lord Jesus, You are my all in all. You are my Prince of Peace, Rock, Savior, and Friend. You are my Holy Father guiding me through to live a life of righteousness, holy righteousness. Oh God, I need you more than ever. I need to feel your hands around me holding me tight. I need your love to surround me so that you can glow in my life. Help me please Jesus. I desire in your presence. Thank you for guiding me to live a life of righteousness. Oh God you love me more than ever. You hear my voice when I cry out to you. When I seek your face, you fill me up. You are my all in all. Thank you Jesus so much for your help no matter what I face, your grace is available and you take my case. Thank you for hearing us and answering us. In Your Name I Pray Jesus! AMEN! (Most of the prayer is from a vineyard song called “All in All”)

No matter what you feel in your heart, know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel of John or Gospel of Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help by His grace alone. May the Lord Jesus guide you in His love leading you! Amen!

Feel free to email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com if you want to meet to study the Bible, pray with, talk about Spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My number is 412-641-9426

"This is my work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)

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Philippians 4:6-7: "How do you handle A.N.X.I.E.T.Y in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 28, 12, 08:05 a.m.)

Philippians 4:5: "What measure of G.E.N.T.L.E.N.E.S.S do you have?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 27, 12, 08:57 a.m.)

Philippians 4:4: "When do you R.E.J.O.I.C.E in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 26, 12, 09:26 a.m.)

Philippians 4:3: "How have you C.A.M.P.A.I.G.N.E.D for Jesus in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 25, 12, 08:58 a.m.)

Philippians 4:2: "How do you respond to a P.L.E.A.D in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 23, 12, 10:45 a.m.)

Philippians 4:1: "Where do you S.T.A.N.D on love in your life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 23, 12, 10:40 a.m.)

Philippians 3:20-21: "What C.I.T.I.Z.E.N.S.H.I.P should you desire the most?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 21, 12, 07:28 a.m.)

Philippians 3:18-19: "Why shed T.E.A.R.S for others in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 20, 12, 08:37 a.m.)

Philippians 3:15-17: "Who or what are you willing to P.A.T.T.E.R.N your life after?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 19, 12, 07:30 a.m.)

Philippians 3:12-14: "How can you deal with the P.A.S.T in your life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 18, 12, 11:43 a.m.)

Philippians 3:1-11: "Why for R.E.F.O.R.M.A.T.I.O.N do you need the transaction of the cross?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 16, 12, 8:57 a.m.)

Philippians 2:25-30: "When will your H.O.M.E.C.O.M.I.N.G begin?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 15, 12, 6:43 a.m.)

Philippians 2:19-24: "How can you Q.U.A.L.I.F.Y well in other people's lives?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 14, 12, 8:18 a.m.)

Philippians 2:17-18: "How do you live out your F.A.I.T.H in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 13, 12, 6:58 a.m.)

Philippians 2:14-16:
"How is your B.E.H.A.V.I.O.R. in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 12, 12, 8:15 a.m.)

Philippians 2:13: "How do you W.O.R.K out your Salvation?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 11, 12, 8:36 a.m.)

Philippians 2:12-13:"What path have you taken for S.A.L.V.A.T.I.O.N in your life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 09, 7:50 a.m.)

Philippians 2:12-13: "What is the point of O.B.E.D.I.E.N.C.E in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 08, 7:51 a.m.)

Philippians 2:9-11:"How do you handle the N.A.M.E of Jesus in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 08, 7:47 a.m.)

Philippians 2:8: "Why should you make a C.R.O.S.S transaction in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 06, 7:26 a.m.)

Philiippians 2:5-7: "How do match Jesus' A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 05, 9:09 a.m.)

Philippians 2:3-4: "How do you respond to C.O.M.M.A.N.D.S in life?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 03, 6:19 a.m.)

Philippians 2:1-2: "What C.O.N.D.I.T.I.O.N are you in?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (June 02, 6:52 a.m.)

Philippians 1:29-30: "How do you handle S.U.F.F.E.R.I.N.G in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (June, 01, 6:52 a.m.)

Philippians 1:27-28:"How do you C.O.N.D.U.C.T yourself in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 31, 12, 7:32 a.m.)

Philippians 1:22-26: What are your C.H.O.I.C.E.S based on?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 30, 12, 6:27 a.m.)

Philippians 1:21: "Why D.I.E for Christ?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 29, 12, 4:59 a.m.)

Philippians 1:20: "Where do you need to have C.O.U.R.A.G.E in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 25, 12, 8:08 a.m.)

Philippians 1:19:"Who do you C.A.L.L often in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 24, 12, 8:32 a.m.)

Philippians 1:19: "What reason do you have to R.E.J.O.I.C.E in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 22, 12, 8:21 a.m.)

Philippians 1:15-18: "How are your M.O.T.I.V.E.S in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 22, 12, 8:21 a.m.)

Philippians 1:13-14:"What have your C.H.A.I.N.S done to others in your life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 21, 12, 9:04 a.m.)

Philippians 1:12:  "How can you feel so S.P.E.C.I.A.L when things are going so wrong in your life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 18, 12, 8:20 a.m.)

Philippians 1:9-11: "What is your L.O.V.I.N.G response in life based on?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 18, 12, 8:20 a.m.)

Philippians 1:8:   "How can your A.F.F.E.C.T.I.O.N grow towards others in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 17, 12, 6:32 a.m.)

Philippians 1:7: "Why cannot you be saved by G.R.A.C.E. alone?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 16, 12, 9:55 a.m.)

Philippians 1:6: "Where are you C.O.N.F.I.D.E.N.T in?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 15, 12, 10:54 a.m.)

Philippians 1:3-6: "How can you attain a P.A.R.T.N.E.R.S.H.I.P in the Gospel?" By Ramesh C. Reddy (May 14, 12, 08:38 a.m.)

Philippians 1:3: "How will others R.E.A.C.T towards God when they remember you?" (May 11, 12, 09:53 a.m.) By Ramesh C. Reddy

Philippians 1:1-2: "When do you B.L.E.S.S others in life?" (May 09, 12, 7:30 a.m.) By Ramesh C. Reddy

Philippians 1:1: "Why bother to let others T.R.A.I.N you when you are already a leader?" (May 10, 12, 9:01 a.m.) By Ramesh C. Reddy

Philippians 1:1: "Why should you believe you are H.O.L.Y instead of being a sinner?" (May 08, 12, 8:05 a.m.) By Ramesh C. Reddy

Philippians 1:1: Who will you be a S.L.A.V.E to in life? (May 07, 12, 7:06 a.m.) By Ramesh C. Reddy




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