Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Words of Encouragement

A penny for your thoughts. Have you heard that saying? Yet, we want to freely give away our thoughts to God so that he can replace them with his.

He must increase, but I must decrease. - John 3:30

In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God - Psalm 10:4

How great are your works, O LORD, how profound your thoughts! - Psalm 92:5

More Jesus. God's Thoughts. It is quite difficult to figure out the things that trouble you without God's input. Image your thoughts running but never coming to rest on God? The prideful as the word says has no room for thoughts about God. This statement is true because the prideful are only thinking about themselves. Where is there room for God if everything you think about is related to me, myself and I?

Those, however that allow themselves to decrease understand the wonder of the thoughts of God. Lord your works are so great that they completely astonish me! I am amazed at the things you reveal to me of your thoughts. They are far greater than anything my little "pea" brain can come up with!

That is what decreasing in our thoughts look like. We begin to go less and less on what we think and more on what God's thoughts that are revealed to us. Lord, we want to have your thoughts!

I pray for us today, Lord help us to think your thoughts. Decrease my thoughts and increase your thoughts through me. When I think as you direct, I will be always in your perfect will. Help me to find myself in that place.