Day 08 “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that...
“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 this is a good thing when we are struggling? Make a decision toward 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 the circumstance is in the process is becoming lovely. We can learn about ourselves from this process because when we feel weak, He is strong (2 Corinthians 12:9). Maybe we will understand more about God’s love and faithfulness through it, 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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