Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I was so tired last night that I went to bed very early. As some of you so appropriately put it, I had "overload". I just woke up at 1am and opened my bible. I turned back to what I had read last week and I guess didn't let it stick in my heart good enough. You see I've read chapters and books since then, but I guess the Lord needed to remind me.

Paul was telling the Philippians, "Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious--the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly, things to praise, not things to curse."

Some may say, "She's a grandma. Let her quote from the bible". Well, that's just fine. I am a lot older than many, but I do know it to be true that when I need to know something deep within me I am prompted to look to where my Lord can speak to me. I pray all my friends will be able to receive this comfort. It's not anything spooky or mystical. He's my friend and my King.

12 comments:

a woman who is said...

Your back to one of my favorite scriptures. You know what to do, and where to go, and who to get it from, when things start to look a little rough. I think it's wonderful that you keep sharing your journey of faith for the world to see how to keep tracking with the King!

Maggie May said...

Well I'm a Grannie too and I know the Scripture works. I really need to remind my self more often of the Good Words!
You are a wonderful evangelist! You manage to change my mood & set me on the right tracks again. Thanks Nana!

Devoted said...

Amen, sister, AMEN!!! I so way needed to hear that just now. You rock 'cause you lean on the everlasting rock!
In HIS grip,
Theresa

Debby said...

You know, I'm going to write that down. This country is going through some very hard times and it would do us all well to tuck these words in our hearts.

freetobeme - Anita said...

Amen and amen...

Erica Hanks said...

This is also one of my favorite scriptures. I love the wording in the King James version of the Bible:

"8 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."

One of the Articles of Faith for our church is based on this scripture. It says,

"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."

It reminds me to look for the good in things rather than dwelling on the worldly things happening all around!

Have a great week Trish!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Some of my favorite Scripture! Thank you for sharing His word with us today. God bless. ♥ ∞

Ruthie said...

That's one of my favorite Scriptures too. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

AMEN!! God Bless you..blessings

Barb said...

God always points us in the right direction doesn't he? Glad you are having a better day....Barb

Betsy said...

You're not old! :)

Technonana said...

Preach on, My Sister, Preach on!!