I spent a great deal of time this morning reading a ministry blog, and it brought a lot of things into focus in a very strong way. I am thankful it did.
What we focus our attention on certainly matters.
Not everything that WANTS our attention necessarily deserves it. That’s something we should keep in mind. Are we centered on that which is constructive, nourishing, fruitful?
We ought to be.
We should avoid pursuits that are empty and detrimental. I know some will likely say “that’s a no brainer” but it still bears saying anyway.
Lawmakers in the United States (or anywhere really) should have to live by the same laws they make for the rest of us. If so, they’d (hopefully) be wiser making the laws, knowing they too are subject to them.
Sometimes the least among us give the soundest,
profoundest of wisdom
If only we’d take a few moments & listen to them
By: J.N.R Dutton
If we take no stand against evil, we are complicit in it.
“To sin by silence when we should protest, makes cowards out of men”-Ella Wheeler-Wilcox.
“If you’re a recovering alcoholic, don’t go swimming in a barrel of whiskey”
This saying is pretty self explanatory. It means not to give temptation a foothold.
We should watch our tongues, we should consider carefully our words, is what I mean.
Are we speaking life, or death? Being constructive or destructive? Administering medicine or poison?
I write this as much to myself as to my readers. I have known people who were so hurt by callous things said to them that they literally took their own lives.
That right there should make you seriously think.
I am not saying walk on eggshells, but use wisdom!
Preacher and singer Solomon Burke wrote “none of us are free if one of us is chained” that’s something we need to take to heart as a society. People who fight for liberty ought not just do so in their own backyard, but anywhere they see people in bondage.
I heard this bit of advice recently, and found it incredibly worthwhile.
“Don’t fight to sit at a table that Jesus would turn over”.