Ponder – verb – “she had time to ponder over the incident: think about, contemplate, consider, review, reflect on, mull over, meditate on, muse on, deliberate about, cogitate on, dwell on, brood on, ruminate on, chew over, puzzle over, turn over in one’s mind, overthink.”
“Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.”
NOTE: From the counselor/teacher’s heart!
We are to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. The heart, soul, mind all blend together to be what will live beyond our human heart. They are the seat of our emotions, volitional will, decision maker – our invisible self that will live forever!
What we think about is what we will become. Our thoughts create our feelings and we act out on how we feel. If we focus on the negative things around us, unanswered prayers, what is happening in other people’s lives, pain from the past, we will find self in the depth of despair.
The devil’s best scheme is to fill out thoughts with toxic thinking. Especially through holidays, Satan is having the time of his life making people miserable with his toxic lies. He wants the whole world to feel unlovable, helpless, worthless and hopeless. But the only power he has is ‘stinkin-thinkin!’
We all have a choice to look at our circumstances through the devil’s eyes or through God’s eyes. The devil knows he will burn in hell forever and he does not want to be lonely. He wants all of us to go there with him.
Satan cannot change his eternal destiny, BUT WE CAN CHANGE OURS BY OUR CHOICES!!
No matter what you are going through, no matter how lonely you may feel, GOD LOVES YOU! If you are born again of water and His Spirit (Acts 2), God lives inside of you – the hope of glory!!
God promises He will never leave or forsake us no matter how we feel! He promised to supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory!
If you are reading this article, you are blessed by God to be alive! We have the choice to create around us an atmosphere of love, joy, and peace or we can choose to look at life through the devil’s eyes and make our heart sick.
God knows that “a hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree if life.” – Proverbs 13:12. I know the ‘heartsick’ feeling, but I choose to still believe that the ‘tree of life’ is coming in God’s timing!
WE HAVE CHOICE – WE HAVE CHOICE!!!!
We are to think on good things and we are to thank God in ALL things!!!!
The issues of life spring out of our heart (mind)! God never takes our choice away. I’m determined to be thankful in all things! I’m determined to not allow unanswered prayers defeat me! I’m determined to trust God who orders my steps in His Word!
Look around you and make a choice to bless someone! I will never stop believing, praying and looking unto to Jesus who is the author and finisher of my faith and my life!!!!!!
Dale Evans used to sing a song, “Have faith, hope, and charity. That’s the way to live successfully. How do I know? The Bible tells me so!”
“Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so!”
Choose life and love – God is Love!!!