Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Your Thoughts a Sanctuary

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

—Isaiah 57:15


Pause for Thought


Pause for Thought



I have been thinking recently about how important my thoughts are. I don't have to do wrong to get under blistering conviction and repent. I can lose the fellowship of God and sense of His presence and a sense of spirituality by just thinking wrong. God has been saying to me, "I dwell in your thoughts. Make your thoughts a sanctuary in which I can dwell. See to it." You can't do anything with your heart—that is too deep—but you can control your thoughts....

Your theology is your foundation. The superstructure is your spiritual experience built on that foundation. But the high bell towers where the carillons are—those are your thoughts. And if you keep those thoughts pure the chimes can be heard ringing out "Holy, Holy, Holy" on the morning air.

Make your thoughts a sanctuary God can inhabit, and don't let any of the rest of your life dishonor God. See to it that not a foot of ground is unholy. See to it that every hour and every place is given over to God, and you will worship Him and He will accept it.
— Tozer




12 comments:

Summer said...

Very true. We do need to change even our way of thinking so that it is harmony with God's thought. I love Romans 12:2 - "And quit being fashioned after this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God." We can also work on our heart condition. (Proverbs 19:8) So that who we are on the inside, the secret person of the heart, will also honor God. (1 Peter 3:4)

Very nice post! Thanks so much. :)

Mrs. Q said...

Good scriptures, Summer. Thank you for sharing them.

Mrs. Stam said...

I love this post! How often we fail to set our taught on what is true, noble, praiseworthy etc... instead we ponders on lies and let our minds be deceives by the enemy!!!

thanks for sharing this with us today!

Mrs. Q said...

Thank you, Mrs. Stam. Always love to hear from you :)

Debbie's L'Bri said...

Yes, thinking also, needs to be kept under control. ie, wishing bad for others even tho you don't say it... is harmful.

I am happy that you brought this point up.

Don and Shelly said...

Thank you, sister... EXACTLY what I needed to hear today.

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Anonymous said...

wonderful post! great stuff to think about and dwell on.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Q,

It's so easy to let our thoughts "run away" with us, isn't it?

Thank you for this excellent remind, Mrs. Q.

-Lady Rose

Mrs. Q said...

I appreciate all of your comments. Lady Rose, thank you. I will have to check that out :)

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Great post Emily.
I'm enjoying these Tozer quotes very much.
Such good food for thought and godly encouragement!
Thank you and God bless..Trish

Nabila Grace said...

Ahh this is something I have been thinking about a lot recently myself. Thank you for this post! :o)