What I Choose to Think about Today

So many choices. So many things I could comment on. Take Charlie Rangel, for instance—the Democratic congressman who heads the committee that writes the tax laws. I could talk about the millions in assets he seemed to forget he owns, and all the taxes he didn’t pay.

Or I could write again about Van Jones, the self-avowed communist who serves as Obama’s “Green Czar.” He now admits that the green movement is just a first step toward establishing socialism in America. It’s also been revealed that he is one of those who believes the Bush administration was behind the attacks on 9/11. And he’s setting policy for the nation.

There’s also the upcoming talk that the president is going to give to the nation’s schoolchildren. It could also be defined as a pep rally for Obama’s policies and an attempt to brainwash young minds. Lesson plans are already set up for the children to guide them into how they can “help” the president with his goals.

Yes, I could write long paragraphs about each one of those. Yet today I choose another topic instead. I choose to concentrate on a Bible verse. It reads:

Finally, brothers, 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)

That’s a reminder we all need, particularly those of us who feel called to speak out about the state of our culture and government. It’s not difficult to find negative things to report, and I do believe I’m supposed to point to them, for the sake of those who don’t realize what’s happening. But we have to continually “wash” our minds with the truths of God’s Word and be refreshed in His presence.

He is our reason for doing anything in this life. In Him we live and move and have our being. So, remember to pull back whenever necessary to receive a fresh glimpse of His love and the renewal of His Spirit.

Then go back to the job He has given you, filled with His strength, His discernment, and His heart for those who are perishing.