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.
THINK ABOUT IT ~
If we purpose our minds to think about good things, our hearts are filled with peace.
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.
THINK ABOUT IT ~
When you purpose your mind to be positive, you feel better
As days move forward with our shelter in place, let us not be anxious. It's easy to say and harder to do. I have purposed not to go to stores and ask Ashley to do that for me. I am now 65 years old and I am following all the rules of our Governor. I realize I can go on a Tuesday or Thursday from 8-9am, but I choose not too. If everyone keeps doing what they are suppose too, then the time we are all leave our homes is one day closer. I am praying daily for the readers of my blog, your family and friends. Our new normals are not always the best, but we can make the best out of it. Purpose this a good day and share time through text messages, Facebook, zoom or a phone call. We can and will get through this with positive thinking, prayers and each other. I would ask that you pray for my family as well.