It’s the end of the academic school year and this is a time when I like to re-evaluate.  What worked this year, what needs to be changed, what did we do well and in what areas did we fall short?

I have a lot of irons in the fire at the moment and I don’t feel like I’m doing any of them with excellence.  I have decided to meditate on Philippians 4:8 for the rest of this month while I pray and seek the Lord on how to do all of my tasks with excellence.

“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.”

Here is how the dictionary defines the words in this verse:

true: exact or accurate

honorable: in accordance with or characterized by principles of honor; honesty, fairness, integrity in ones beliefs

just: guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness

pure: free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind

lovely: delightful; exquisitely beautiful

commendable: present, mention, or praise as worthy of confidence, notice

excellent: possessing outstanding quality or superior merit

How different would your life be if you weighed each action and decision you make upon the standards of Philippians 4:8?  Mine would look very different indeed.  As I strive for excellence so my heavenly Father can gain glory from my day to day life, even the things I find mundane, I pray that this verse, which is hidden in my heart, will set the bar for which everything is weighed upon.




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