Sunday, August 05, 2012


Catted, or, as in the picture, "Cat s'up, dude?"
I now have cats or, better stated, cats now have me. They aren't the ones shown above-that's
a pic from the internets-but the two that are now sharing my house have helped to make this a
A good friend reminded me today that we should Praise God first when going through troubles-who doesn't have troubles, right? We all have struggles, pains, issues in our lives which tempt us to worry and BE troubled.
But God is pretty clear in His Word:
Philippians 4:6-9 (HCSB)
6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—dwell on these things.
9 Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you."

Dwell on Praise and moral excellence-the best way that I know of to do that is to imbibe/take in/meditate on/study God's Word. I don't find much to praise or moral excellence in the world. But the Bible is filled with both.
I am as well taken care of as my two new feline friends-God meets all of my needs just as I take care of theirs. That's a win/win. 

1 comment:

Doug said...

Funny-I wouldn't even have mentioned becoming catted except I found that fun picture. I keep my personal life just that-I don't tweet, or facebook, or live any of my life online, with a few rare exceptions.

James 1:2-3 (HCSB)
"2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials,
3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance."
Boy, does it ever! I can't claim to be a fully mature Christian who never sins or has troubles, but looking back I can see the improvements in my life that have come through my being tested through various trials. Each time I find that I have failed, causing me to look up...God has Blessed.
By the way-the only mature Christians who never sin or have troubles are in Heaven. Until the day I join them there, I will Walk this World (obligatory Heather Nova reference). But I live here with God, and that makes my time here on Heaven's doorstep wonderful.