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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Set Your Hearts on Things Above

I'm taking part in monthly writing prompts with the Scarf Sisters. Heaven knows how much this is needed.

February's Blog Prompt:  Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

There is a great rift in our nation and the world that is tearing folks right and left with much passion and angst.  Name calling, political fodder being slung, nasty comments, division in every topic of discussion.  This reaches into our homes via the radio, internet, news, sports, etc.  Families become divided and pitted against each other.  

Much has been the result of public media ~ do you really think it's such a good idea to 'say what's on your mind' in a short snippet on Face Book or a Tweet on Twitter?  Is your opinion important?  Yes.  Should your opinion render you to rant and rave and raise your blood pressure?  No.  

With a presidential campaign starting up, the mud slinging will once again tear into the fabric of the candidates ~ sordid 'laundry' will be hung on the line for all to see and the churning of stomach acid will be inside the bellies of countless numbers as they chime in their personal opinion for all the world to see or ignore.  In speech, remember one thing before speaking your mind:  LESS IS MORE.  

May your words be edifying to God.  May your mind be kept captive to the King of heaven and earth.  May your speech be peppered with grace and kindness. 

There is nothing new under the sun.  Mankind has gone through each and every thing in our current affairs over and over throughout history; maybe minus the media .. but still the same.  Guard your heart and eyes, keep your family rooted in the Good Book, stand firm, be kind, and be in prayer ~ most importantly ~ Set your hearts on things above!


Saija said...

you speak such truth sister ... when we stand on the word - well that is the safest place to be!!!

Deb said...

:) excellent post. And now, it's official...I'm behind in my blog posting.... again.

Sandy said...

Enjoyed your thoughts here, Cathy.
We have to take every thought captive for certain. I find I can't listen to too much of the news and still keep my thoughts on whatever is pure and lovely. The world is in such turmoil and good is called evil and evil good. Surely our Savior's return is at hand.

Jada's Gigi said...

I surely need the admonition that when speaking, less is more....God help me! Lord, help me to keep my heart set on things above..where You are.

Trish said...

Well Cathy, you know me...I can be opinionated but try not to be unkind. Oh, how I dread the Presidential Campaigning. Hateful, deceitful and lie after lie. What I have purposed in my heart...is to pray. I, am now praying for our President and believe me, it was hard, at first. Only God can change a man's heart.

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Mrs. Mac....thanks for coming by to visit me. I have become such a lazy blogger since my hubby retired...6 years this coming fall. We can hardly believe how time flies! Its great having him home th ough...yes..we also pray for the Pres. and the troubling times we live in. hope you had a pleasant day! We did after we got done shopping...it was cold out ...only about 20 and windy.