Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Think on the Light

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
So, 29 days later and I'm at the end of the verse.  I'm not sure how I managed to stretch it out this whole month, but God is good and He's given me what I needed. I know that He knows what I need before even I do.

It's easy to think on these things when life is going great. It's easy to count your blessings when the sun is shining and life is good.  It's easy for me to be full of grace when it's just me, at home, alone (although to be honest, sometimes I don't even like me. Have you ever been in one of those moods? I hope I'm not alone...)

But we can't just sit at home.  As much as I'd love to pull that electric blanket over my head and be oblivious, I can't.

Because we were called.

Called for a purpose.

And that purpose doesn't include hibernating and reading good books. (Although wouldn't that be grand?)

But no, we were called to be in this world.

And this world has troubles... we've already established that.

But we have the promise of His glorious light to go with us.

I'm thinking of light and darkness today as the seasons are changing and the time change coming up this weekend. I have often thought that I have seasonal affective disorder, because I don't do well in the wintertime. But He said He was the light, and those who walk in Him would not have darkness, but the light of life.

He also said that I am the light of the world... meaning that because He is in me, His light should radiate to others.

If I'm not thinking on those Philippians 4:8 things, I can get bogged down by the yuckiness of this world.  I can start focusing on the darkness, and not allowing His light to shine through.

Think on these things. Light overcomes darkness. Goodness wins in the end. And I was called out of darkness into His glorious light... to be true. Honest.  Just. Pure. Lovely. Of good report.

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  1. More power words today. Great post.

  2. Yes, light overcomes darkness! Praise God! Great word today!

  3. Sometimes I get bogged down and just want to be a hermit. But I am called to be a light in this world. Good post!

  4. I have never thought of seasonal affective disorder like this - I have it because I am not created for darkness!! I am created to walk in the Light! :)
    Blessings, Sarah Travis

  5. Amen! Oh these words, how sweet they are!

  6. Great uplifting reminder. You're in the home stretch, fellow 31 Dayer. Keep going!!