Friday, September 26, 2008

Peace and Quiet

Some people find me strange because I enjoy sitting at home, without the background noise of the tv or radio. After a full day of busy, busy, busy, there's nothing better, in my opinion. We are not big tv watchers anyway. DH will watch occasionally the History or Discovery Channels. I enjoy medical or law related shows, but they are all reruns of the same thing many times. Besides, have you ever noticed how little you can get done with the tv on? You have to run back to it and see what is happening. You end up waiting for the commercial breaks to refill your water or run to the bathroom. How sad is that? If I have anything on, it's the radio. I listen to the local Christian station because it provides not only good, uplifting music, but good Biblical teachings.

I have also finally joined my DH in the "listen to music on your cell phone thing". I had refused up until yesterday, stating it was a totally unnecessary thing. (and really is). But, since I have the silly thing, I may as well take advantage of it. I enjoyed listening to my favorite group (Casting Crowns) today at work. This really helped me stay focused and calm through the storms. Guess I should have done it sooner, huh? LOL

Today my mind has wandered over the thought of "living in the world, but not being of the world" We are commanded to be set apart from the world. How do we do this and still live in the world? We all have different opinions on this. I think it also depends on where you are in your walk with Jesus. Right now DH and I work on our attitudes towards others, trying to show the Love of Christ. This is not as easy as it sounds. The enemy loves to taunt you and remind you each time you fail that you will never be perfect. Of course we won't! Jesus was the only perfect human. But, we are still to strive for it. Through prayer and following the lead of the Holy Spirit we are able to do so much more than we ever thought! I can do everything through him who gives me strength. ~Philippians 4:13 NIV

I'll close with the section of this chapter I love the most:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~Philippians 4:4-7

1 comment:

Jenni said...

I am going to write down that verse and put it on the wall by my desk. My hormones have me all over the place emotionally (I know I'm preggers but can't always use that as an excuse lol). I'm worrying about every lil thing and it isn't helping my stress levels, or the contractions, any. I need to remember to let go and give it to God.

I love Christian radio. Of course there isn't any stations out here but thankfully I have the internet and my phone. I agree, it's not necessary to have music on your phone but it sure is handy at times. :) I listen to KLOVE through my computer a lot. That was my favorite station when I was still in CA. Isn't technology amazing? Here I am on the other side of the world and I can still get my Christian music fix from the US. :)

Praying today is a great one for you!!!