Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Think on these things...

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
Lord Jesus,
There are so many 
good things,
Novel things,
Worthy things...
Excellence is all around us.

And Paul tells us -- urges us
To "think on these things".
Think on -- meditate on -- invest our minds in

Lord, today I will invest in 
the good things of my life:
My son's new interest in golf (one of my hobbies)
My wife's thoughtfulness to me (what a gift she is to me)
My parents' love, support, prayers for me (They mean more to me every day.)
My friends who really care, really listen, 
stand with me when life is hard, and celebrate with me when life is good.
My calling to be a pastor who can embody your love 
to the least, the lost, the lonely, the forgotten,
 the confused, the sick, the sad, the dying,
The rich, the poor, the leaders, and the followers, the young, and the old.

A beautiful sunset
The laughter of children playing in the backyard
Music that soothes, inspires, moves me, and makes me dance!
Dreams fulfilled - 
to be a firefighter... have been a volunteer fireman.
to be a radio DJ... Have been a guest on cool 105.3

So many good things,
Too many to list
And best of all Lord, 

You have been present through it all.
You are the source of all blessings.
And so I thank you and praise you,
For my life is in your hands
That's a good place to be.

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