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The Secret to Brainwashing
August 04, 2011

Biblical Brainwashing
Salt & Light Volume IV, Issue 21 by D. Scott Prindle

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy- meditate on these things." (Philippians 4:8)


You could look up into the sky in any direction and see nothing but brilliant blue with the bright sun illuminating every part of the green landscape beneath it. This is summer in the Tetons. We love these long cloudless summer days.

In stark contrast, today is a dark day. Clouds have moved in and it looks like rain. We could use the moisture. The sun has parched some ground... green grass giving way to dry brown hues.

Reminds me a bit of what the emotional landscape of Marketplace Ministry can be like. Every now and then there me be a dark day, a tendency to think about the troubles your calling can bring to life.

I'm reminded how important it is to stay focused on the good. We all need a little brainwashing from time to time.

Biblical Meditation
What you think about is what you bring about.

Here's a little exercise I began last month that may help you keep your focus where it needs to be. You can call it your "Gratitude List".

Any day I'm feeling a little blue, I write down things that are positive in my life. I take time to look at all the things I've written previously and meditate on them.

It turns a dark rainy day from something negative to something positive. The dry ground is refreshed. The air is cleared. Things don't seem so bad anymore. There may even be a rainbow in the clouds.


You will be better equipped to keep reaching forward for those things which are ahead, the chief of which is Christ Himself.

You'll be encouraged to stay committed to your goal of a lifetime of ministry through your work, especially on those days it's tempting to quit.

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