Meditate On These Things

Habit, If Not Resisted Soon Becomes Necessity.

Sometimes we have thoughts that will pull us away and distract us  from our journey in Christ . I’m not saying that it is wrong, after all we are human and we hold the treasure of the Holy Spirit in these earthen vessels. Yet there is a Scripture that I love that always helps me to get back to the place where I am walking circumspect or cautiously, keeping my thoughts with the Lord in all things.

Philippians 4:8 says:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”

The wonderful thing about this passage is that no matter what we are doing, when we are putting our thoughts on such things we will find ourselves centered in the Lord. This is the fruition of Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men

It all leads to the continuous renewing of our minds. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2

As we set our minds to meditate on the Word of God, our feet will began to move in the Way of God and those times we feel distracted and pulled away from the Life will be less and less and farther and fewer in the midst of our thoughts.

GLORY to GLORY

This is what many of us see and know a church meeting to be. We may even recognize ourselves as one of the sign holders. There can be no growth or real substantial blessing of maturity in Christ when we have a self serving view of service, learning and teaching. These attitudes are all SELF-CENTERED! In order for God to bring us from GLORY to GLORY, when we say that He promised to give us the desires of our hearts… we must realize that if we are truly delighting ourselves in Him that His hearts desire will be the ONLY desire of our hearts.

And You found me WORTH DYING FOR!

Precious Father in Heaven,

Your presence is my comfort.  When I sense these moments of sweet love that You shower upon me, I know that they are beyond all other moments.  How I love You Lord!
When I am feeling doubt from fear You break through the lie to remind me that You are my Protector and Strong Tower.  You lift me up above every circumstance that this life and world would hurl as obstacles on my path.  You gently invite me to walk on the water with You and amazingly I can achieve this as long as my gaze is fixed on Your glorious presence.
It is through you that I can do all things. Lord Jesus it is only in You that I find the confidence to stand firm in my resolve to live in and uphold Truth.  You are Truth and there is nothing else that a man can add to You Lord!  How I adore You my gentle Master!
Because of Your just, faithful and consistent Love for me, I understand much clearer who I am; which allows me the freedom to truly Trust Who You are, for it is in You that I live and move and have my being!  I am Yours and You are truly mine.

There are many in the world who say that I am simple and not worth acknowledging in a conversation. Others say I am not worth the effort of their time and company.  Many think I am not worth being in their community or neighborhood. Some have said I am not worth living for.
Precious Father, I will be content today to let them say what they will.  I want to remain on the road where You have placed me.  Thank you for raising me out of the ignorance of caring what others think or being concerned with the futile and hopeless values and worth with which they assess one another. 
It’s ALL about You my King!  And You found me WORTH DYING FOR!
I thank You Lord, as I submit myself unto Your service and good pleasure today; body, soul, mind and spirit.  Father there is nothing humanly possible to utter that would attain all that You are to me.  I do know that I Love You so deeply Lord, I adore You beyond my own comprehension!
In the Name of Jesus, I therefore humbly ask that You accept this simple offering of loving praise. 
Amen