02 Nov Heart to Heart with God: Day 152_Our Thoughts
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 152- Richmond, Virginia: Our Thoughts
Our mind holds the key to the actions that we take, which either bring us closer to God or push us further away. Our thoughts, though private to those around us, are not private to God. God hears everything that we are thinking, and usually are thought implies the true desires of our heart. We cannot hide anything from God, so why do we try anyway? Why do we try to ignore God, when He is the one who can help us overcome the sins that we are all faced with? We shouldn’t hide from God, because doing so does not do us any good at all.
In Isaiah God tells us about our thoughts, and how they do not belong to us: “Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts”. We sometimes allow ourselves to think that we are smarter than our Maker. Pretty funny in retrospect to think about the boldness or pride within ourselves that we actually could have believed this in our minds? We are not smarter than God, nor should we ever think otherwise.
So, is it even a sin to have thoughts about disobeying God? The truth is that it is a part of our nature from the original sin created by Adam and Eve. We all possess this sin, which keeps us from reaching God ultimate desires for us both individually and collectively as an entire Body of Christ. There are no valid excuses to just ignore God, due to this fact though. We must work that much harder to take those thoughts that lead us away from God and turn them over To God. When we do this it allows Him to help us get through those days of temptation that are presented to us by satan. We must all return to God and ask for forgiveness of both our thoughts and actions, so that we may become whole again in Jesus Christ. Amen.
Reflection Day #152
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: