Based on Philippians 4:8-9
Think about it. Think about the negativity that assails us from day to day. Whether it be from social networking, news-feeds, our communities, schools, friends, family. Woe is me, woe is the world, woe is this and woe is that. Finally, when the day is over, the weight of the negativity weighs us down to exhaustion, and we cry out, “please . . . GOD . . . help us!”
Think about it. Think about the positivity that presents itself from day to day. Whether it be from social networking, news-feeds, our communities, schools, friends, family. Yea for me, yea for the world, yea for this and yea for that. Finally, when the day is over, the burden of positivity weighs us down to exhaustion and we cry out, “please . . . GOD . . . help us!”
Paul then says under inspiration to us, “Finally, brethren” . . . finally, whew, sigh, at last, in summation, the end of it all, the purpose of my life, my example, my faith, is just this . . .
You want the Daily Peace of God? Think on THESE things . . .
Whatever is morally and spiritually compatible with the TRUTH
Whatever is worthy of RESPECT
Whatever is RIGHTEOUS
Whatever is FRIENDLY
Whatever is HARMONIOUS with the IDEALS of TRUTH
Whatever is of MORAL EXCELLENCE
Let these be an active part in your lives. Our Christian characters require RIGHTFUL THINKING.
Instead of thinking about the negativity or the positivity of our lives, we should be exercising our minds on the virtues of God’s character and how Jesus lived the example of a virtuous life that we too might have the PEACE of GOD with us.
It is easy to say these things, to suggest them, to discuss them and to TRY to live them, but do you PRACTICE them? And HOW do you become virtuous?
Simple–when we think upon these things, and allow God, through the Holy Spirit, to finish our faith, He dwells with us, those who think holy thoughts and live holy lives as the Peace of God soothes our souls.
SO at the end of it all, at the end of the day, we are not exhausted from the weight of sin or the weight of the world because the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds. May the peace of God be with us all . . .