Read: Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Just as an athlete trains the physical body, he also trains his mind to fight through the pain, to maintain discipline, to obtain the goal. Our spiritual training begins in the mind and one way to practice the renewing of our minds is by following the instruction of Paul to the Philippians in the verses above.
When Paul tells us to “think about these things”, he is intending for us to do more than think for a moment and then move on to the next thing on our agenda. He wanted us to dwell or meditate on such things. He wants us to absorb the true, the honorable, the just, the pure, the lovely, the commendable, the excellent, the things worthy of praise.
Try this today. Limit your intake of things that are less than true or commendable. Maybe you can turn off the TV or the radio or the internet and direct your thoughts and energy toward something that builds your mind and reinforces the idea that Jesus is Lord of your thoughts.