- Why can't I throw myself up as a similar example? Do I know one who could be that example?
- How is it that I teach and give things other than what should be done?
My thoughts are not always on the true, the honoring, the right, the pure, the lovely, the admirable, the excellent and the praiseworthy...and when that occurs - like a pollution released into the environment - the mind is corrupted, the thought process is messed up and the actions yielded from that scenario are less than glorious...sinful, even.
I know this is not "think good thoughts and good will happen," (definitely not a karma statement); but as I think on those things...I realize again that God defines those things. He is each of those qualities. As I think on God and His attributes, I am able to properly frame whatever situation that comes to mind. I am freed to be full of joy and to be considerate as I pray about all things. I receive God's peace as I go to Him with the great news and the horrible. Only God can filter and frame life so that peace is tangible, as only God, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, has the true perspective.
I praise You Lord of All that You again show me You are the Answer. You are All I need. My All in All. Grow me in experiencing You infusing every circumstance, every thought, passion, imagining...every experience I have. I do want to be that exceedingly good example and not a terrible warning for Your Great Name. Teach me faithfulness.