You can not turn a negative into a positive by adding more negative

Remember math class?  Remember how two negatives do not make a positive?

So many fellow Christian bloggers focus on what is wrong in the world; they re-post bad news; they emphasize the threats and warnings from scripture; they remind me of the street-corner Bible-thumpers who turn people away from God.  Does that help?  To my way of thinking, making people feel bad plays into the hands of the evil one:  he wants us to feel hopeless and helpless…to feel desperate to tune out the despair with whatever is within reach.

True, God is not only about flowers and butterflies; God is big and powerful and good.  The evil one is not.  But the more we focus on the negative, the bigger the evil one seems.  I’ve said this before: in the presence of Jesus, the evil one shrinks, cringes, and slinks away.  If we focus on Jesus and the good and positive, then we are improving the world, if only a little bit.  Remember,

…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. 

You’ll find that in Philippians.

Thank you, Jesus, and to God be the Glory.

I pray today is good.

(The image at the top is borrowed from the internet.  See http://c1.thejournal.ie/media/2013/01/mathematical-equations-390×285.jpg )

 

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