Reflection for December 17 by Katie Ahern, Communication and Office Administrator
Isn’t it easy to get caught up in negative mind talk? God knew this about our human nature and created the healing balm for it. Himself. If we focus on Jesus and what He says about the truth of who we are, we’re less likely to give in to the untrue narratives we make up about ourselves and others. Yet, God made us free. In any given moment, have a choice on how we choose to show up and respond. Paul tells us that we need to fix our thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. These all sound like much better qualities to fix our minds on then those of judgement, bitterness, jealousy, or hatred! If we choose to follow Jesus, we will be led to peace, moment by moment. Together, let’s keep our minds fixed on God’s word and practice living lives built on the love and peace of Jesus.
Dear God, As we practice walking in your example, please guide us to be kinder with our words, more gentle in our actions, and peaceful in our thoughts. May our day to day responses to life be ones that are healthy for our mind, body and soul. Help us let go of the behaviors that no longer serve us. We thank you for gifting us with your encouraging love and promise of peace. Amen.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
1900 7th Street NW
New Brighton, MN 55112
Office Hours: temporarily by appointment only (Mon - Thurs)
Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 am
12 pm Cristo Rey Servicio en Español
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