Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 17, 2012

Precious Thoughts

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Psalms 139:17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Are His thoughts really precious to us? To be precious means they are of great value. We are so full of our own thoughts. We are so concerned about what others think. Do we give God’s thoughts first place in our hearts and minds? Do we even know or seek to know any of His thoughts. As we study and meditate on His written Word, the Holy Bible, we start to learn some of the thoughts of God. As we learn to pray and listen He reveals some of His thoughts to us through His Holy Spirit. Are His thoughts precious enough to us for us to take the time to listen? Our question is will we allow our own thoughts and the thoughts of others push out the thoughts of God from our hearts and minds. Let us indeed ask Him to make His thoughts truly precious to us and seek to know them with all our being.

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November 18, 2010

Captured Thoughts

2Co 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

 

We demolish arguments and every pretension that is not of God.  This means we cannot justify our actions or inactions either to ourselves or to God.  Our tendency is to justify our actions or inactions.  We are also told to take every thought and make it obedient to Christ.  We sometimes feel so full of pride in how we present ourselves to others.  I, for one, am glad other people cannot hear my thoughts.  I must remember God can hear my thoughts.  As I have a thought outside of the laws of God, outside of His love, I must capture them by stopping the thought and replacing it with thoughts in line with God’s love and His laws.  When I first started working on this I found I could not stop the thought before it turned into action or inaction.  Gradually, with practice, I find I can stop the thought sooner.  Learning to walk in harmony with God takes work.  Let us be diligent in that work.

 

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