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
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)ReplyDelete
Very nice post! Thanks so much. :)
Good scriptures, Summer. Thank you for sharing them.ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing this with us today!
Thank you, Mrs. Stam. Always love to hear from you :)ReplyDelete
Yes, thinking also, needs to be kept under control. ie, wishing bad for others even tho you don't say it... is harmful.ReplyDelete
I am happy that you brought this point up.
Thank you, sister... EXACTLY what I needed to hear today.ReplyDelete
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wonderful post! great stuff to think about and dwell on.ReplyDelete
It's so easy to let our thoughts "run away" with us, isn't it?
Thank you for this excellent remind, Mrs. Q.
I appreciate all of your comments. Lady Rose, thank you. I will have to check that out :)ReplyDelete
Great post Emily.ReplyDelete
I'm enjoying these Tozer quotes very much.
Such good food for thought and godly encouragement!
Thank you and God bless..Trish
Ahh this is something I have been thinking about a lot recently myself. Thank you for this post! :o)ReplyDelete