by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Do You Have Godly Conversations?
Editor’s note: Lori is still quoting Charles Spurgeon, insisting that reading your Bible and laying in the sun are two of the few Godly ways to find entertainment. What is interesting about this entire piece that I’ve quoted over the course of days in December and now in January is that it seems most of the things Spurgeon is talking about and Lori is seizing upon are things that are 100% opposite of what she does on her blog. There is some heavy duty cognitive dissonance going on here!
“If our life is to resemble the gospel, we must shun, not merely the grosser vices, but everything that would hinder our perfect conformity to Christ. For his sake, for our own sakes, and for the sakes of others, we must strive day by day to let our conversation be more in accordance with his gospel.” Hate what is evil and cling to what is good. Instead of turning the television on, open a good book and learn godly principles. The best book to learn this from is the Bible. Study it, meditate upon it, and let it transform your life. Ignore the political shows and news if they cause you to fear. These mostly share bad news and steal your joy. Focus on the good in life. I love to go in our backyard sometime during the day and lay in the sun to get some vitamin D for about fifteen minutes. I concentrate on the sounds around me: the chirping birds, the train’s horn blowing miles away, the wind rustling the leaves beside me, cars in the distance, and I thank the Lord for all of them. A grateful, satisfied heart is a pleasure for others to be in the presence of and enjoy. Cultivate a thankful, positive spirit. The conversation you live will be a huge testimony to God’s power living in and through you!
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