If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself. Now godliness with contentment is great gain. – 1 Timothy 6:3-6 NKJV
Strife is a human-generated problem. The restlessness that results from discord can only be stopped by returning the mind to God.
The Bible tells us not only what not to do, but what to do also.
When we pursue godliness, contentment, righteousness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness, the things of this earth grow strangely dim.
We need to be vigilent in our quest for mindfulness so that God can give us peace. Our thoughts matter. God hears every single word that we say to ourselves, as well as the words we speak to others.
One thing that I have control of is the organization of my house, so this morning when I woke up early, I organized my pantry and one of my kitchen cabinets before giving the whole kitchen a deep clean. Order feels good, and Our Lord is a God of order. Amen.