Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Yesterday morning I think I woke up a bit on the wrong side of the bed.  Thinking about this post I muttered to myself, I don’t have much to write about…I mean it was just Thanksgiving and not that much has changed.  I guess the change needed to be inside because as I read my Bible and worked on my Bible study a bit, I had so many ideas I could not choose!  That is why I decided that this week (and everyday really) that I would be thankful for repentance. 

I attend a Bible study each week, Bible Study Fellowship.  This year we are studying the book of Isaiah.  {Let me tell you it has not been easy.}  But this week’s lesson landed on this verse in Isaiah 26:3,  “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”  I can’t tell you how many times I have prayed that verse for myself as well as given it as encouragement to others. It is a great verse.  And I needed to think on that verse this week.

One of our questions asked, “what is a steadfast mind”?  Which got me to listing all kinds of things; it is secure, it has no doubts or “what ifs”, it trusts, it waits, it is at rest, it focuses on Him.   My mind had not been doing any of those things.  It was rather cluttered with “to do lists” and thoughts of Christmas projects and my messy house.  Thoughts of relationships that were a bit out of sync or anticipating events that probably will work out OK if I would just trust and not worry or manipulate.

One thing that I have learned is that my mind is the link between my heart and my actions.  (I know you may be thinking it is a missing link for me Winking smile ha ha, very funny!) Honestly, my mind must be stayed, anchored to the Lord and His word.  To get to that point of trust again, I had to do some praying and just flat out admit that those things are wrong, they are sin.  I had to tell the Lord I was sorry for not trusting Him enough to take each thought to Him in prayer.  I asked Him to help me change some things that gets my mind out of whack in the first place.  There you have it…repentance! 

There too is the way back to a mind stayed on Him rather than being cluttered! Amazingly enough when my heart is right it is also full of gratitude!

P.S.  Andrea, I am also thankful for you and for updating my blog layout awhile back.  I meant to give you credit then and I forgot.  As well you changed it for me for Christmas!  What would take me an hour, you did in minutes…while we chatted on Skype even!  Thank you dear daughter and keeper of the granddaughter!


Andrea said...

You're welcome. Wanna pay me back by coming over and doing my dusting for me?
BTW That was a nice post :-)

Sherry said...

I would love to come dust for you. or better yet, I could watch Elaine while you dust!


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