GOOD NEWS OR BAD NEWS?
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Phil. 4:8
This world is filled with bad news, isn’t it? But then there’s the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ and spending forever with Him ultimately in a perfect place called heaven through faith in Him and His death on the cross and resurrection and our lives being devoted to Him and His ways.
A precious friend sent me a card with the scripture above. It’s a wonderful reminder that we can CHOOSE what we think about. We can focus on all the bad news in this world, or we can learn to focus on the Lord and His Word and the endless blessings He bestows upon us.
What will it be? I’ve had a horrible habit of focusing on the negative. I’m learning day by day to turn my focus to Jesus and the Bible and His blessings. Rest assured I still fall way too much into thinking about the bad news. The negative. The ick and yuck and ugh in this world. But I know I have a choice, and I choose to keep turning my focus to Jesus.
Choose good news, friend! Choose the Lord! Choose His Word! Choose His ways. Believe in Him and follow Him – forever!