What fills your thoughts?

My husband said to me one day, "You don't journal, you post" and he's right! I love sharing with you what God puts on my heart. I often think He spotlights things and reveals truths to me because He knows I'll share it with you.  The last 3 weeks I've been spending time in Ephesians and Colossians (these are books in the New Testament in the Bible) Pauls wrote these books really as a letter to the churches in these areas. His letters were about the love and truth of Jesus. He also gives us great guidelines for living a life with peace, hope, strength, love, conviction and so much more.  This very short sentence has grabbed my attention for the past few weeks - "Let heaven fill your thoughts". Just imagine what your life could be like if you really did this. If we could only learn to go through our day to day activities focusing on eternity. We looked at people though Christ's eyes. We loved people like Jesus did. When we felt someone needed our help, we stopped, we listened and we took action to help them.  Hear me on this - this perspective isn't about making God love you more - His love for you is already complete. This is about you being able to break free from old thoughts which then changes the way you live. This is about you being able to kick worry, discouragement, hopelessness out of your thoughts and replace them with purpose and joy. It's about understanding what Acts 20:35 really means, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' because you've experienced it on a daily basis.   So often we go through life focused on our own comfort. We think about what can I buy or do that will bring more fun and happiness into my life (although we wouldn't admit this, we all do it)  and we take our eyes off heaven.  In Colossians 3:5 it goes on to say, "Don't be greedy for the good things of this life"  Today, please try this - "Let heaven fill your thoughts"  Give it a try, see what happens. It's better than any new toy you can buy! 

My husband said to me one day, "You don't journal, you post" and he's right! I love sharing with you what God puts on my heart. I often think He spotlights things and reveals truths to me because He knows I'll share it with you. 

The last 3 weeks I've been spending time in Ephesians and Colossians (these are books in the New Testament in the Bible) Pauls wrote these books really as a letter to the churches in these areas. His letters were about the love and truth of Jesus. He also gives us great guidelines for living a life with peace, hope, strength, love, conviction and so much more. 

This very short sentence has grabbed my attention for the past few weeks - "Let heaven fill your thoughts". Just imagine what your life could be like if you really did this. If we could only learn to go through our day to day activities focusing on eternity. We looked at people though Christ's eyes. We loved people like Jesus did. When we felt someone needed our help, we stopped, we listened and we took action to help them. 

Hear me on this - this perspective isn't about making God love you more - His love for you is already complete. This is about you being able to break free from old thoughts which then changes the way you live. This is about you being able to kick worry, discouragement, hopelessness out of your thoughts and replace them with purpose and joy. It's about understanding what Acts 20:35 really means, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' because you've experienced it on a daily basis.  

So often we go through life focused on our own comfort. We think about what can I buy or do that will bring more fun and happiness into my life (although we wouldn't admit this, we all do it)  and we take our eyes off heaven.  In Colossians 3:5 it goes on to say, "Don't be greedy for the good things of this life" 

Today, please try this - "Let heaven fill your thoughts"  Give it a try, see what happens. It's better than any new toy you can buy! 

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