PEACE OF MIND ~
Rejoice in the Lord always
Philippians 4:4-9 New International Version (NIV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
PEACE OF MIND ~
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
A Living Sacrifice
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Over the years, I have learned the importance of peace. Situations comes in our lives and we are left with thoughts. Thoughts that can carry us into a peaceful day or stressful day. I have learned that nothing is impossible with God but my thoughts matter. This season of life we are turned to believing in Jesus and Santa. They somehow go together in some households. The joy of hearing happy voices and knowing that God has connected lives for purpose.
I choose to renewed my mind and know the importance of sharing life with others. I hope today you purpose good thoughts that leads to action. I have some thoughts that need to work on in my own life. Situations that hurt me and I thought I let it go. Then suddenly, a thought can pop back up and it takes me away again. Some hurts never go away, but we learn to work through them. People come into our lives and then leaves us. There is a time for life and death in each of our lives. Always turn your thoughts back to God and allow him to guide you through thoughts. After all the thoughts, look up in the sky and see who God has painted yet a new day different. What we think about in life, truly matters.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.