Tuesday, December 2, 2008

As A Man ( woman) Thinks...so is He (Her)

I have been doing a lot of thinking these days.
So much so that my brain hurts.

In these times a thinking person really gets a workout.

Yesterday I was not just thinking..I prayed too.
This is good I think.

We read in proverbs that pounding on a fool does not a stitch of good, cause foolishness cannot be pounded out.

Too bad.

The Bible also says to pray for our leaders..that the hearts of kings are like water in the hands of the Lord.

I sure hope so.

What I sit here and wonder about in my insulated aerie is the fact that:

After all the advancement...the intellectual and technological advancement of the centuries... man's hearts have not changed. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Another proverb goes like this:

If you want to test the purity of Gold and Silver...use fire.
If you want to test a man's character: give him a little fame.

What do I think today?

Well I am trying to release my opinions into the wind here in Calgary.
I am trying to focus on those things which are good, lovely, pure,holy...and of good report.
I don't want to bury my head and scream into the sand... but neither do I believe much in democracy any more. I haven't for a while.

For what it is worth:

I think GOD is BIGGER...
I think He NEVER leaves or forsakes anyone!
I think He has led many a civilization into captivity...
I think He is a good Dad who allows consequences to teach....
I think I can't serve two masters.
I think the Truth will set us free...not facts.
I think I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me...
I think PRAYER, mixed with Faith and established in LOVE really works.
I think He works all things together for GOOD...
I think FAITH, HOPE and LOVE abide... but the greatest is LOVE.
I think I need that LOVE.
My city and province need that LOVE.
My country NEEDS that LOVE.

I think...NO..I KNOW...

LOVE bears all things,
Believes all things,
Hopes all things,
Endures all things,


Who I am makes a difference...
Today I choose to think... on what I KNOW... that isn't sourced in me...flawed and imperfect.
Not an opinion...or feelings....
Not perception or point of view...
I want my mind renewed again...

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways your ways.... familiar words...

...a timely reminder

God is so OTHER.

I think today...I surrender my thoughts to the only One who KNOWS...
And I ask for his mind..his heart and his light on my path...

1 comment:

  1. love this juanita!!
    o, i laughed at the 'too bad' after the pounding out foolishness line...
    Awesome post.