In the Quiet Misty Morning

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As I walked beside the still water in the quiet misty morning a thought came to mind. If I am capable of worrying I am capable of meditating on the goodness of God. It’s just a matter of changing the subject. Remembering what I have seen of God’s promises is much more satisfying than speculating about those things that are still mystifying.

 

Finally, brothers and sisters, fill your minds with beauty and truth. Meditate on whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is good, whatever is virtuous and praiseworthy. (Philippians 4:8)

11 thoughts on “In the Quiet Misty Morning

  1. So true, yet most times we battle with keeping our mind stayed on Jesus and meditating on his faithfulness. Although we are capable of meditating on the goodness of God just as we are of worrying what is it you think t will help make this choice an even easier one? Thanks for sharing.

    Be A Blessing!

    LaTrice

    Simply Life

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    1. Hi LaTrice,
      I do not write as a person who has achieved a worry-free lifestyle, but I have made a little progress in this area. First, I think it’s important to note that God is gracious and very patient. He urges us on like a loving Father, but doesn’t demand perfection from day one.

      I think a lot of keeping our mind stayed on Jesus has to do with practice. Tonight I am caring for my 22 month old granddaughter. She’s in that into-everything stage. In fact she will make a bee-line for all the don’t-touch novelties in the room and even brings me small things she knows can be a choking hazard. This week she has learned how to unlock the front door. Fun! We just keep picking her up and bringing her back to a safe area. She runs, we re-direct. She runs, we re-direct. She runs….

      Our thoughts are like that. They run, we bring them back, they take off, we pick them up and set them down in a better place. We are told to “set our minds,” to “take every thought captive,” to learn discernment by having our senses trained through practise. Some of the adults in this little girl’s life have incredible powers of concentration and have gone on to earn several advanced degrees. But they didn’t start there. They started by bolting toward the wrong things, and learning eventually that it was to their benefit to change.

      Ah, there’s that word again- change. When our thoughts lead us back to worry, fretfulness and anxiety it’s time to choose to have a different thought. Repentance = changing the way we think.

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      1. Well said Charis, ( Charis is a beautiful name by the way, I like the sound of it ;-).

        Such a wonderful illustration you used with your granddaughter to make this point more clearly understood.

        I agree that we need to continually practice that change or shall I say transformation which will come from renewing our minds with the word of God. It’s the word of God that will bring forth the change in us and the power to cast down those thoughts, imaginations, worries and fears so that we can cast all of our cares on God leaving us freely capable of meditating on His goodness and allowing the peace that surpasses all understanding to guard our heart and mind.

        Charis thank you so much for taking the time to share and expound.

        Be A Blessing!

        LaTrice

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    1. Tell me about it. I find it takes a conscious effort and sometimes I need to write things down, because I forget so easily. So glad to hear you are persevering. Perseverance leads to a stronger character and the hope that doesn’t disappoint.

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