Recently, I was reminded of a very important scripture (yes, they all are equally important) but, on this day I’ve had the realization of what my heart and mouth via my words really tell about me. Although I am a “glass half full” person I do tend to talk with a voice doubt. I realize that my mind and what I think should align with my heart and with what the scripture tells me, so……. think on these things.
Philippians 4:8 (NKJV) 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.
Well….. I’m sunk already! I don’t struggle so much with things that are true, I always want truth.. not a fan of fake in anyway! Then with noble and just, I’m good because I’m a defender of the humble, pride is a killer. Pure, lovely and a good report can be treacherous since I tend to be a bit cynical but I try anyways…then with the subject of virtue, I hang my head in shame every time I consider the virtuous woman; I stand amazed. Praiseworthy is probably the easiest for me, all I have to do is look at my life and see what all the Lord has done for me, my family and my life. So I have some work to do, I need that Grace that He freely gives.
As I meditate on these things I realize that it’s not so much hard to stay in tune with goodness when I do it. It’s the doing that’s complicated, staying still, listening and receiving grace to be the person I want to be….the person God wants me to be. I know prayer works… I know it more than I know anything, so why do I stutter my way through the day waiting until the right time. Anytime is the right time, all the time is the right time!
I will take note of those things, days, moments and people who are true; that are lovely; that are praiseworthy. This preacherswife will be more observant to the world around me and stop allowing the little foxes to bring me down, there are too many to catch anyway… I’ll leave that for the “glass half empty folks”, they seem to enjoy the drama! Peace