Wednesday, February 1, 2012

When simple is all you want

Like my breakfast.
It's more than my meal, it's a frame of mind.
For some people a simple breakfast may be as easy as opening a box of their favorite cereal, pour milk and tada....there you have it.
In the past, "simple" for me has been to put off breakfast all together. And it's not because I do not like to cook because, I do.  It just never seemed real important to me.
That is until I gave it some thought.

Philippians 4:8-"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."

I don't know about you but I for one spend much time contemplating life, especially with regard to relationships. Which for the most part are not always simple or easy to navigate through.
It only takes one misunderstanding to create bad feelings.  Those bad feelings often then get translated into repeated thought patterns, thoughts that go round & round in your head and before you know it, a simple misunderstanding has snowballed into an avalanche.

Whatever is----think on these things.
The verse gives a pretty good prescription for combating negative thought patterns that over time can make life complicated which is the opposite of simple.
Like the idea of breakfast, I understand that this is a good thing, a necessary thing for good health.
What I need to do is to have a total mind/thought makeover.  To make the leap from what I see or know to be good and put it into practical application.

"Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice.
 And the God of peace will be with you"

I begin by recognizing that simple is what I want and then soon realize that simple is what I need. 
And, its seems to me that if I follow the guidelines laid out for me as stated in these verses then the end result will be peace. Peace as my companion.
Now this is the kind of relationship I desire.
Can it be as simple as that?

 Wednesday Wonder.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Good thoughts, friend. Leaves me thinking about a journey that the Lord has me on these days.