Proverbs 14:22: “Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.”

Premeditated crime versus crime of passion – two entirely different ball games! In court, one of the determining factors of a murder case is to find out whether a person was killed accidentally or in cold blood. Plotting to kill a person makes for aggravated murder and, depending on court location, may lead to lifetime in prison and/or death row.

It’s the plotting that makes matters worse.

Evil scheming can do tremendous harm, but even more so, great ideas and loving forethought will do a world of good. It’s what occupies our minds that will change our world – for better or for worse.

Neuroscientists have discovered that habitual thinking patterns can be traced back in our brain. Establishing good habits can rewire our minds and set us up for greatness. Planning good things is a habit that not only blesses our world, it blesses our soul. We sow love and faithfulness across the border, and after a while we’ll find that love and faithfulness multiplies.

If your mind has been occupied with worries looking at difficulties from all angles, try to take a break from problem solving for a little while. If you have a chance to be kind today, be kind. A little kindness goes a long way and leads to more human kindness; it will also make you feel better. Habitual kindness has a great side effect: your problems seem to shrink.

Evil is disheartening, but love is inspiring. It’s a power to be reckoned with. I personally believe that love beats evil in no time flat. Love rules!

What has been on your mind lately?