Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Sweet, Winsome Melody!

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Phil. 4:8) 

Let me urge you to take charge of your mind and emotions today. Let your mind feast on nutritious food for a change. Refuse to grumble and criticize! Let your life yield a sweet, winsome melody that this old world needs so desperately. Fix your attention on these six specifics in life: 
  1. Not unreal far-fetched dreams, but things that are true. . . 
  2. Not cheap, flippant, superficial stuff, but things that are honorable.  
  3. Not things that are wrong and unjust, . . . but that which is right. 
  4. Not thoughts that are carnal, smutty, and obscene, but that which is pure . . . 
  5. Not things that prompt arguments and defense in others, but those that are agreeable, . . . 
  6. Not slander, gossip, and put-downs, but information of good report, the kind that builds up and causes grace to flow. 
Strengthening Your Grip 

I have often heard it said that love is what makes the world go around. I will agree with that sentiment. To a certain degree. I have also heard often that music is what makes the world go around. I strongly agree with that sentiment! Music has a way of influencing people like very few forces on this planet can. Music can either influence you for godly good or dig even deeper into our inherently evil nature. 

Exactly what type of melody exudes from our being largely depends on what we allow into our lives. Do we allow negative influences into our lives thus resulting in having an indignant and hostile melody toward the lives of those around us? Or do we get plugged in to God Himself and embrace and share that sweet, winsome melody with those around us resulting in a positive and lasting impact in the lives of those in our lives? 

My dear friends, the choice is exclusively yours. I choose to embrace and share that sweet, winsome melody with everyone I come into contact with. Why? Because it is always better to give than to receive! 

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)