Sometimes it rolls in steadily, unexpectedly. It can delay a trip, completely change travel plans, cause a complete halt in concern of an accident. Fog. It robs one of its vision and even turning on “fog lights” alters the way things appear.
Watching a series on the English Royalty, I was amazed at the terrible events which took place in 1952. This was different than “fog rolling in” which would lift in a few hours. But, who knew that? The weather conditions combined with the heating conditions of the day collided, causing death and injury of thousands. The realization of such a tragedy left me with a feeling of shock. Not only were they affected by impaired vision due to what some thought was just “fog,” but as they breathed in “dirty air” their bodies were unable to fight off the polluted conditions. Passing the “Clean Air Act” was one of the government’s responses to such a disaster.
As we come into this brand-new year, let’s pass a “clean air act” for our minds. In Philippians 4:8 God tells us what we should think on. “Finally . . . whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Sometimes the fog of life begins rolling in, impairing our vision to see clearly. But smog creates even more problems. Smog threatens not only our vision, but endeavors to choke us with reminders of past failures, and/or negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves or others. The choice of what we allow our minds to FEED on is vital. Vital to our personal existence, our close relationships, as well as what we offer to those in our circle of influence.
So, take a vote! As for “me, myself, and I” the vote is to stand with the Word of God for this new year. It’s a wholehearted, unanimous vote to accept a personal “clean air act.” Breathe in the Word of God, allow the wind of the Holy Spirit to flow, and fully embrace the mind of Christ!
This clears the vision, cleans the air, and keeps our lives His pure instruments He can use to complete His will.
This year – breathe clean!
Happy New Year!
Written by: Janene Dubbeld