Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. Philippians 4:8-9 (The Message)
This verse is the same one that is up there under the blog title. BUT.... I LOVE this version in the Message. There are times that it is easy to think the best things, focus on the good not the bad, but what about those times that are hard? What a promise at the end of that scripture "Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies." What a promise!! What joy!
Let me challenge you to start looking for the good in all situations this entire month of November! Even if it is just that the sun is shining that day, think on the good things! Spend time fervently in prayer, asking God to guide your minds to begin seeking out the good things He has specifically made available to you ~ that is so easy to overlook. A butterfly just fluttering past your way. Let me tell you ~ THAT is a special gift from HIM! Hearing a giggle from a child. What joy!! Seeing a police officer in action ~ such a noble job!