Focusing on the Light of Christ

"May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD." (Psalm 104:34)

Our thoughts are powerful. They can bring us joy and peace, or worry and stress. Today's passage encourages us to focus our minds on something truly good: Jesus Christ.
“But it is impossible to do this while we indulge an idle, restless spirit, seeking constantly for something that will merely gratify the senses, something to amuse, and cause a foolish laugh.... Minds that are occupied with frivolous reading, with exciting stories, or with seeking after amusement, do not dwell upon Christ, and cannot rejoice in the fullness of His love. The mind that finds pleasure in foolish thoughts and trifling conversation, is as destitute of the joy of Christ as were the hills of Gilboa of dew or rain.” Review and Herald, March 15, 1892.


Just like a room can't be filled with light and darkness at the same time, our minds can't be filled with both Christ and frivolous things. The more we fill our minds with thoughts of Christ, the less room there is for negativity and distractions. Ellen White says,
“We need to be constantly filling the mind with Christ, and emptying it of selfishness and sin.... Just as surely as you empty your mind of vanity and frivolity, the vacuum will be supplied with that which God is waiting to give you—His Holy Spirit. Then out of the good treasure of the heart you will bring forth good things, rich gems of thought, and others will catch the words.... Your thoughts and affections will dwell upon Christ, and you will reflect upon others that which has shone upon you from the Sun of Righteousness.” Review and Herald, March 15, 1892.

Reflect these questions;
•    What kinds of things tend to occupy my thoughts throughout the day?
•    Do I make time to actively meditate on Jesus and his teachings?
•    How can I be more mindful of what I read, watch, and listen to?
•    When was the last time I felt truly joyful and at peace? Was it connected to focusing on Christ?
Action Steps:
•    Set aside some quiet time each day to read scripture, pray, or reflect on Jesus' teachings.
•    Be mindful of what information you consume. Choose things that will uplift and inspire you.
•    Share your joy and faith with others. Talk about what you're learning and how it's impacting your life.
By focusing on Christ, we can experience a deeper sense of peace, joy, and purpose. Let him be the "brightest subject" of your thoughts!


Sulad Jhun Cardeinte writes from Adventist International Institute of Advance Studies (AIIAS) Silang, Cavite, Philippines. His email address is

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Comments: 12
  • #1

    PHENIC OMARI (Thursday, 18 April 2024 20:41)

    What a great message

  • #2

    Althea (Thursday, 18 April 2024 21:32)

    Praise the Lord for this message. As a teen whose surrounded by earthly things, I am reminded to turn my eyes only upon the Lord.

  • #3

    Fred (Thursday, 18 April 2024 21:55)

    Amen be blessed

  • #4

    Alyssa (Thursday, 18 April 2024 22:44)

    Thank you for this inspiring message...

  • #5

    Habibi chilobe (Thursday, 18 April 2024 23:21)

    Thanks for this uplifting scripture

  • #6

    Rachael Shumba (Thursday, 18 April 2024 23:49)

    Thank you for the good news.
    May God bless you.

  • #7

    Margaret Hamida Jah (Friday, 19 April 2024 00:07)

    Praise God � thanks for the reminder message �

  • #8

    Amanda (Friday, 19 April 2024 00:55)

    Amen and Amen, guard your thoughts, it works

  • #9

    Sarah Catoto (Friday, 19 April 2024 01:27)

    Thank you�❤️

  • #10

    Lourdes Cañega (Friday, 19 April 2024 02:16)

    Thank you and

  • #11

    Lovemore Kawuruza (Friday, 19 April 2024 12:16)

    Thank you

  • #12

    Emmanuel Annum (Friday, 19 April 2024 20:26)

    Thanks for the message and God bless you