This morning’s Jesus Calling devotional (by Sarah Young) got me thinking…
The media focuses so much on all of the negativity in this world — crime, natural disasters, terrorism. You literally can’t watch the news without learning something awful — awful things that I don’t necessarily want my 5-year-old daughter to know at this tender age. Yes, bad things happen in this world, but if you continuously focus on them, the fear will begin to grip and consume you. There’s a better way to live — a way I’d rather be modeling for my daughter.
So, this morning as I was reading today’s devotion, I felt a question rise in my heart.
What if there was a news station that focused on what GOOD things are happening in the world? What if God’s miracles and brotherly love were showcased each day instead of the negative?
I would tune in! Mind you, I don’t watch the news by choice, but I would watch this. Why? The world needs to constantly be reminded that God lives — today! Here and now He is still doing miraculous things in this world — not just the world of biblical times, but in this age. We need to be uplifted. We need to be shown the living hope that He still reigns supreme over all the Earth, and that nothing that happens is beyond His realm. We need His light.
So, now what?
Well, I want to conduct an experiment, and invite you to participate with me. Starting today, I am going to intentionally keep my eyes and ears open for miraculous works — places where it is undeniable that God’s hand was in the mix of a situation to bring about the good that He has in store for us. And I am going to blog it here and share it with you.
My invitation to you is to do the same — put a comment here or email me or send me a Facebook message or something and we’ll tell the story here.
Because if we do not praise our Lord, He will raise up the stones to do it. 🙂 And I don’t know about you, but I find my entire demeanor is brighter after spending some time praising my Heavenly Father, and I’d rather let the stones lie where they are.