Day 05 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they...
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
– Philippians 4:8
What if we thought about all that is around us as favorable, good, and being lovely? If we take a pair of rose colored glasses and put them on, seeing everything as positive, that is what we would see. You can make a typical day turn from dull and diluted to energetic and enriched by how we are looking at it. If you meditate on Philippians 4:8, you can see life this way.
This can be hard when situations are adverse or difficult. Maybe there is an issue taking place that has been hurtful over and over again or you are facing a continual crisis. How can we say it’s a good thing when we are struggling? First, we must make a decision to have a positive outlook. Flip an unfavorable situation to see how God may use it (Romans 8:28) by saying, “Lord, this situation is devastating, but I am giving it to you to make something beautiful from what is ugly.” In troublesome times it is extremely challenging to think about things that are good, but as we put on the Holy Spirit’s glasses we will see that the circumstance is in the process of becoming lovely. We can learn about ourselves from this process because when we feel weak, He is strong (2 Corinthians 12:9).
“And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”
-Romans 8:28 (AMP)
Maybe we will understand more about God’s love and faithfulness through it and that He never leaves us (Psalm 46:1-3). This will bring spiritual growth or maturing to our lives by walking through it, so we are no longer immature in our attitude (Ephesians 4:11-16).
Seeing how God is molding us in our lives will cause us to see each situation in lives how God sees it, which is excellent!
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