I’m not a skier, but I’ve read about “tree skiing” lately. I understand that some skiers love the risk of skiing virgin powder lying in a stand of aspen or spruce trees. The key, of course, is not hitting the trees! The article went on to describe the challenge: “Even more so than in deep snow or steep inclines or waves of snow, what you focus your eyes on becomes critical while tree-skiing. Look at the spaces between the trees–not the trees. Focus on the exits where you hope to be traveling. Don’t stare at what you don’t want to hit.”

That’s pretty much what Paul meant when he gave us Philippians 4:8…. You better focus your thoughts on where you want to go. Don’t feed your mind with “trash thoughts”  because that’s where you will go.

Lord, help me keep my thoughts focused on you today.