Friday, September 5, 2008

Think on these things...


"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." Philippians 4:8

This was the scripture for the SALT challenge, and a challenging one for me to apply just now. It's an important instruction, but sometimes life presents us stuff that makes it difficult to remember what is true, noble, right, pure, etc. People can wound and betray us, job situations can demoralize us, difficult family situations can overwhelm us, sometimes it can even seem as if God has forgotten us. And sometimes it's not about trauma and tragedy, it just seems like the path from A to B is through the sewer, and it's hard to think about anything besides the smell!

But I am reminded that just a few verses later, in the same chapter, we are told that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. He can help us to put our focus where it needs to be. And maybe, even in the sewer, we can catch the scent of a Rose.

5 comments:

jacki jones said...

freaky... Do you think know how mny times I've randomly seen this verse today???

Your card is nice....

Deb said...

Sarosa, this is my "class verse" for my second grade classes every year. I keep choosing it as much for me as for them. Your thoughts on it a so aptly expressed. Thank you for sharing! Did you stamp the verse or use the computer?

Hazel said...

This is a beautiful card - love the alcohol ink background. Thanks for once again taking part in the Salt challenge and for sharing your thoughts

Sarosa said...

Deb - I printed it from the computer. I do hope to create some scripture stamp sheets eventually, and I think this will be one of them! Thank you!

Jacki ... I think God is talking to you! :-)

mamaluke said...

Thank you for joining in, I love the background too!