Universal Love

This morning as I was reading an article about “universal love”, the author quoted his friend as saying “Every time we stop an angry thought, we stop a bullet somewhere in the world.”   Isn’t that thought-provoking?  Each day I pray about the violence in the world and when I think on those words, I certainly see how I can help!  My prayer today is to become more aware of my thoughts and actions and more responsible, as well.  Will watch for any negativity and immediately refute it and replace it with thoughts of love and gratitude.  ! Timothy 2:8 states “I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.”

My first call of the day was of someone telling me that he didn’t have a restful night and I thought of mine, which was very restful and peaceful and became grateful rather than take it for granted.  There is always so much for which to be grateful and that very state of mind leaves no room for anger.  Thank you, Father.

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What does God see?

This morning as I was thinking about someone, I was tempted to see arrogance and bullying in this man.  Not feeling totally peaceful about this judging, I opened the Bible to I Samuel 16:7 and it reads, “…the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

How much clearer does that need to be?  As I clear my thinking , not only will I look at others and see what God sees but He sees the same about me.  What a refreshing thought!

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