Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Our thoughts. How they shape us and make us. How they affect our lives is so important. It can make us fearful and doubt. Make us sick and depressed even when the body is not. And when it is sick bad thoughts can make it worse.
The godly life is hard already, but it makes it more complicated if we are not guarding our hearts and minds from evil thoughts. So many times I have allowed my lazy mind to wander into sin and destruction. Becoming filthy defiling the works that God has prepared for me to do. Check out this quote from a book called As A Man Thinketh by James Allen: Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
Our thoughts have shaped us and made us into what we are today. It’s never to late to change your thinking. As a man thinks so he is. Let’s start today, if you haven’t in awhile had pure thinking that flows from heaven to our hearts. Ask God in Christ to fill you with his presence and give you a new stream of thoughts. His thoughts for us are wonderful. Scripture says:
For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jer. 29:11
Slowly but surely as we allow The Spirit of Christ in us, His Thoughts become our thoughts. And we begin to have thoughts of peace and not of evil, thoughts of a future and of a hope of eternity.