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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts…”
Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV
Although our minds and hearts are connected to God, we will never truly know, understand, and feel what He does. We could, however, find more peace and tranquility in our lives if we stopped acting like two-legged donkeys with blinders on—stepping, kicking, and falling on our blessings.
We could stop, breathe, and think before speaking to ensure that only our best thoughts are being conveyed.
We could think before keeping harmful secrets, reminding ourselves that we don’t like secrets kept from us. We could think of how devastated we would be if the person we love betrayed us; maybe that would be motivation enough to not betray them. We could stop and think before negatively calling someone out of their name, thinking of how it would make us feel if someone did it to us.
We could remember that how we treat others directly reflects how we treat our relationship with God. Our disregard, disrespect, lack of follow-through, inconsistencies, and “some-timey” ways all mirror how we engage with our Heavenly Father.
We’re obsessed with materialism and our perceived lack while He’s focused on spiritual warfare and saving our souls. He sent His son to show us the way, a Book was compiled to serve as a handbook, and look at how we’re living more than 2,000 years later.
What if we really started walking like Jesus? How would our lives be? How would the world be?
Father, I thank You for my blessings and for those physical senses that allow me to take in Your land beyond comprehension and measurement, as You see fit.
Thank You for my brain, heart, and other organs. Thank You for designing me perfectly to Your specifications. Thank You for my mind, spirit, and soul and for allowing me to tap into You and connect with You.
I know that I have failed to purge myself from sinful ways and free my mind so that I can be better connected to Yours. I know there are times when I can be more loving, giving, considerate, tolerable, patient— and less cynical and flippant. I know better, Father. I want to do better and be better. Help me, Lord. Only You can do what needs to be done. I trust You. Amen.
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