I just came across a verse that God gave my husband about twenty years ago, just after we moved from our farm.
It doesn’t matter what place you are at.
Or where you think you should be.
As long as your heart is open enough
To let God set you free.
He needed to hear those words because country to small town living was difficult for my hubby at first. He was used to wide open spaces, peace and quiet and distant neighbours. Suddenly, we were surrounded by people. Now they were all nice people, but sitting on the front porch meant that someone was always passing by and dropping in for a visit.
We also learned that no matter where we go, there we are. It’s easy enough to be loving and sweet when there is not one near you. It’s harder to be sweet in a crowd.
This was my poetic contribution to our new town life.
Think good thoughts, they tell us. Think happy, think bright.
But how to accomplish this on a dark and lonely night?
Well, I found the answer. It’s simple. It’s great.
Just turn in your Bible to Philippians 4:8!
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)
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