“ SET YOUR MIND ON THINGS ABOVE. NOT ON THE THINGS THAT ARE ON EARTH. FOR YOU HAVE DIED AND YOUR LIFE IS HIDDEN IN CHRIST WITH GOD.”
Did you step out today and feel the air? Did you touch the ground today? Are you able to talk to another today? These Blessings are of earthly value to us as we walk courageously through these days. The abilities to see what is around us and feel the earth is precious, but not as precious as what Christ promises us.
So often I hear the fears of folks today, the silent nods and downward looks, the distant stares of those caught in the whirlwind of the days we are living right now. I chose this picture because I think it is important for us to mind our heads during this time of change and challenge. It is so easy to let our minds wander, and usually to the worst scenarios possible. It is easy to be judgmental, to find fault, to dissent, to choose sides and to turn our minds off to another.
I too confess to this behavior. During times of uncertainty it is of human nature to acquiesce to the easiest…which most often is the worst. It is harder to stand still, have Faith, listen and wait. It is hard to stand in a windstorm and not be blown over….am I right? Of course that is a very big leap of an example,but pertinent one for sure.
Christ came and died so that our fears would be saved by His protection and Grace. He alone can provide such comfort. Our minds are of human form….which means, they are fallible. Our minds at times can do us more harm than good, if we allow it. If however, we sit quietly, focus on the Christ within us, versus the noise around us, we can feel His Spirit, feel His comfort and feel His guidance.
When you are feeling overwhelmed by the world, remember, it IS the world, and the world is not the whole of His creation. We can reach out and ask Him to help us find solace, find peace, find joy.
Today…find joy. Look for it. Sit quietly and feel the presence of peace and serenity.
Today, mind your head, give your head a rest and let Him take over.