Thought assessment and management is a critical assignment for all of us. For better or worse, our thoughts do govern our lives. In fact, they are the seedbeds of all we do. Our thoughts and actions are inseparable. Our doing never happens apart from our thinking. We then think about our outcomes, and yet all too often fail to realize that our outcomes originated in our thinking. Sound thinking is empowered by love.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. Hebrews 11:1-2 Faith is perhaps the most talked about word from the Bible, yet most people don’t understand it. We’ve all heard that first sentence, but I’m guessing many of us don’t have the second sentence memorized.
Listening to a few people talk about eating healthy brought this point to mind. Some people treat the “organic” lifestyle as a fad – as though it were just another scheme to lose weight or lower your cholesterol level. That happens because we adopt labels without considering their origin. To these people, “organic” might as well be “low fat” or “no carbs”. It’s just a ploy to get people to spend more money on their health.
It’s time to come to grips with reality. All the prophetic words you’ve received. All the interior thoughts and warnings you’ve noticed but set aside. For too long, you’ve mismanaged the word of the Lord, preferring to hide out in the camp of entertainment. The future doesn’t not come because you were too busy watching television. Destiny doesn’t wait forever.
Let me understand the teaching of your precepts*; then I will meditate on your wonders. Psalm 119:27 One of the ways I want to grow, Father, is by meditating on Your wonders. Your great deeds tell me about who You are. I can see how You’ve responded to the cry of Your children in times past. And since You are unchanging, what I learn about you from the past is who You are today.