Good Monday Morning to this week 32 of 2019
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
There is a compelling drama going on in our minds, sometimes like a plot of various players or characters; impulsive, thoughtful, automatic, systematic, spiritual, deliberate or even calculated. Sometimes they playoff against each other and determine judgments, decisions and leading to actions we take.
There are also responses coming from “within us” like things we do to survive, but then there are many responses out of deliberate focus, attention, trained self-control and behavior.
A bat and ball cost $1.10. The bat costs $1.- more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? Let’s do the math!
For many, the first intuitive answer is $0.10. The correct answer is $0.05!
One way of thinking was quicker, tricked the other with the faster answer and in this case leading to an incorrect answer for some.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
He will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness, he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
What comes to your mind when you see the word “So_p”
Now those who were thinking of eating or saw the word eat in advance will probably think the word should be “Soup”. While those who were thinking or reading of washing or cleaning probably thought the word should be “Soap”.
Our individual thoughts are primed so easily, how much more to prime them with truths of love, of depth and coming from the creator of all wisdom!
Traumas, illness, culture, training, health, family and much more, of course, influence our thinking in a far greater context, yet that is a topic in need of much more detail.
Everytime the people of God thought less of themselves, something went wrong in the story. K. Adams (preaching the sermon: What The Enemy Wishes You Didn’t Know)
If you’re interested, there is a version on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS_XzBYGir8
Ending the sermon she summarises with words of empowerment, the thinking and thoughts from above that influence and drives our thinking through our new “life” we have, with a reformed mind for thinking our of the thoughts that God has for and over us.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Wishing you transformed thoughts this week.