29 November 2014
The news, media and internet is streaming with information. We can watch and hear of things that frustrate us or bring us hope. Whilst we should keep in pace with what is going on around us, many times we have the tendency to only pay attention to the negative things around us. I catch myself doing this a lot of the time. If there is a negative piece of news, i would read it over the positive piece of news. It’s no longer about keeping abreast with the latest stories, it’s about feeding negative or even evil thoughts into my mind.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Lord Jesus, i choose hope over despair, i choose reconciliation over blame, i choose freedom in Christ over the things of the world that weigh me down and draw me away from your perfect peace.