Noble. What is noble? Noble is synonymous with honorable and worthy. The fourth meaning of noble on dictionary.com is of an exalted moral or mental character or excellence.
How do I keep my mind on those things that are noble? Basically, what do I deem worthy to focus my mental energy? This week my energy and thoughts have been focused on my family. I realized that I was wasting a lot of mental space on things that were either out of my control or that were a pure distraction. Turning my thoughts to my family and home really has helped me to gain focus on those things that the Spirit is leading me to do.
For the past few week we have been studying Romans 14, and the words Paul spoke have given me understanding of who I am and whose I am. Some passages that grasped my attention are "One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind" verse 5. This verse helped me to fully understand that truly everyone has their own path, and although we may not be on the same path if we are convinced in our mind and spirit that we are on the path God has set us then why fret. Earlier in our home school life, I fretted about my calling and desire simply because many didn't see the worth in it that I saw. I felt torn because of external forces. Then I read, "But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin." verse 23 which made realize that my decision last school year was for the best. My faith was lacking and I was presented the opportunity to step back, and in stepping away my faith was strengthened on all sides, internally and externally. Reading Romans this year after returning home has helped me to see more clearly the things God is doing in our lives. It is amazing the way He aligns things.
Here I am today focusing on those things that I am fully convinced are worthy, and in doing this I feel great peace.