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12:41 PM   [02 Apr 2012 | Monday]

Just Three Minutes

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

Yesterday our message was on "Worry", thus the above scripture. The pastor asked the question, "Do you know how to meditate?" Silence. Then he said, "Well, of course you do. You know how to worry. That's meditating on your problems and woes."

He's right. I never thought about it like that, but he's right. I don't know about you, but I can meditate on my woes late in the midnight hour...and beyond. Just think how much better I'd feel if I were spending that time instead meditating on the things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Today our Worship Pastor sent a message to all of us who have profiles on our church's web page. The message was as follows: keeping in mind the message of yesterday, spend three minutes today meditating on what is good and excellent about THIS day and how Jesus has blessed you TODAY.

I thought...and thought. Here's what I came up with. Even though it may sound silly I was thankful my body was not gripped with pain after a long hike in these mountains yesterday. May seem childish, but I have rheumatoid arthritis and sometimes residual pain can keep me in bed for days.

I also thought how beautiful was this day as it is snowing out. Yes, it is Spring, but such is Springtime in the Rockies. I love snow. It reminds me how Jesus took my scarlet sins and made them white as snow.

And then I was thankful for living to enjoy another day with my husband. I love him. He is my best friend and he takes really good care of me.

All these things are selfish thoughts...all about me. But our life has been difficult. We barely survived this economic crisis with the clothes on our backs, but God proved faithful. I am eternally thankful and grateful for the little things that make life worth living.

And Jesus? How has he made this day excellent? He lived....he died...he rose again.

Just three (3) minutes...

Mood: calm
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