I urge you, brothers and sisters,
in view of God’s mercy,
to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,
holy and pleasing to God—
this is your true and proper worship.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve
what God’s will is —
his good, pleasing and perfect will.
~ Romans 12:1-2
Drama. What comes to mind? Desperate Housewives? American Idol? General Hospital? Lindsey Lohan? The upcoming presidential election?
I'm not kean on reality TV or the sort of soap drama we find nearly everywhere in 2012. But the fact is, I do relish a wee bit of drama in life. Not the sort of drama that results in a rousing stinkin' drinkin' song aboard Country Western music charts, or the sort that plays out in immoral escapades,
slanderous intrigues, one-upmanship, or Donald Trump-type business dynamics.
My dramatic preferences today mean something akin to boredom in many circles. Today's drama assortment looks an awful lot like preparing for a bike ride, or seeing how far I can stretch a dollar on a shopping foray, or seeing how many books I can wade through in a week, or pouring over travel guides to plan the next big adventure. Yesterday it was to wash both of our vehicles; something I rarely do, favoring the local carwash instead.
These are the bite sized dramas I prefer over those that blight the soul. I wish they'd been my preference as a young woman. But then again, I didn't know what I didn't know back then. I know now.
There is both intellectual assent as well as common sense to training one's thoughts which, in turn, trains one's behavior. The result is a whole lot less drama in life. Anything but boring!
Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.
~ Philippians 4:8
We demolish arguments and every pretension that
sets itself up against the knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought
to make it obedient to Christ.
~ 2 Corinthians 10:5