I live in Las Vegas. Recently, here in June, the temperature tied the record for that date at 117 degrees. I have stopped watching TV news pretty much, so I didn't hear all the complaints and other negative comments about the weather. On that day I didn't hardly even notice the heat. For about two weeks now we have been having heat at about 110 degrees. But as the saying goes "but it is a dry heat." We went to California during this time and the weather was in the high 80's. That is hot for them, but it is a humid heat. The TV news tells people how dreadful this all is. When I don't watch the TV news my body tells me I am fine. The air conditioning is on and we just purchased a new system last year, so it will not break down any time soon. The fridge is keeping things cold to eat and drink. The car has a/c, as do the buildings we travel to.
We even have a swimming pool to refresh us. So the point of this blog is "Who are you going to listen to? I don't have to turn on the TV news. I don't have to listen to people that tell me I should be complaining because it is hot outside. I choose to be happy, to be thankful, to appreciate what I am actually feeling, which is not hot. The TV news also tells people about shootings, fires, car accidents. I don't need to let all that bad news depress me every day. The worldly news also tells me about men having sex together, doctors killing babies before they are born, things being "millions" of years old, and the stupid laws that politicians have created or want to create. The world tells me about a lot of bad things. But I don't have to spend all my time listening to the world's view of things. God tells me what to spend my time thinking about in Philippians 4:8. Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report; if there be any virtue, if there be any praise (not complaint), to think on these things. I think I will listen to God instead of the world, and be blessed, instead of filled with negativity. Thank You, Lord, for all the wonderful things You have given me to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17.
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