Most Excellent Harmonies

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. Philippians 4:8MSG

Ah, how things seem to enter my life at just the right time. Take this Bible passage, for instance. There it was, on my screen, when I was looking for something different. It spoke to me, saying what my heart was screaming, but couldn't put into words.

Now that there has been a significant ending in my life - the dissolution of something I held dear but can no longer contribute my energy to - I need to consciously reach out and embrace God's most excellent harmonies in my life. Perhaps endings that bring peace and change are part of this. 

One of the most difficult things to do as I struggle with these dark days of Winter is to concentrate on the best and the beautiful, instead of dwelling in the darkness of seasonal depression. I need to fill my mind with beautiful thoughts, practice kindness and forgiveness, and wonder at the goodness God continues to provide in my life. 

This passage provides a good message for us all. May we all move forward with grace, anticipating amazing things as we are worked into God's most excellent harmonies. 


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