Daily Devotionals Day – 25: Happiness, Contentment and Peace of Mind, Regardless?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have HAPPINESS, CONTENTMENT and PEACE OF MIND in your life, regardless of the “stuff” going on around you. It’s possible and you can start right now!
Welcome to Day 25 of my 30 Daily Devotional Challenge.
Daily Doable: Use your mind’s eye to form a mental picture of the following story.
Picture this… An elderly man confined to his house. Not because of any infirmities. Not because of dementia and not because of concerns for his own safety. This man is under house arrest — a prisoner in his own home.
He can no longer come and go as he pleases. He has one of those bracelets around his ankle to restrict his movement. He is being detained while he is awaiting trial. He’s not considered a flight risk but the authorities still consider it prudent to assign a guard to monitor his actions.
He can receive guests and does so with regularity. When face-to-face meetings are not possible, he prefers letter writing to communicate with his friends. It’s a difficult and less than ideal situation to say the least. Yet this man writes to a group of friends who sent financial aid to him and speaks of happiness, of contentment and peace of mind; the things that he is experiencing even during this dark period in his life. And he wishes these things for his dear friends as well.
How could someone in his situation be so positive? How could he have a peace that defies comprehension? This wasn’t by accident. This was something he had learned. And he told his friends IF they wanted this peace, they would have to learn this thing too. I want to share with you what he taught them. The things he said to his friends are just as relevant now as they were then… almost 2,000 years ago!
Who is this man and how could he “POLICE” his own thoughts while being incarcerated himself? I’ll answer that question and the principle that guided him in my next article.
Thanks for joining me in this challenge. I REALLY appreciate you taking the time to read this.
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