I can sit in a chair and my mind can travel over a million miles in thoughts. As I hear and see the waves move, that power can only come from God. The creator of all things and the balance of my very own mind into right thinking. Just knowing that God is in charge, helps me to relax. One of my favorite spots is the beach.
Isaiah 55:8-9 New International Version (NIV)
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
ONE CHAIR ~ I sit here in thoughts:
I read over verse 8 above and know that God says his thoughts are not my thoughts, neither are my ways, God's ways. This is clear as I get older and it helps me to learn who God is to me. Resting and knowing that I might not understand everything, but there is a trust in God that happens. Trust is my choice and your choice daily.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
Have you ever heard that action speaks louder than words? We can thinking about something, talking about it, but sometimes it takes us to action to accomplish the goal. It is like a person looking for a job, if that person only talks about it and never applies for a job, they are not going to get a knock at the door by someone saying you got this job! It takes applying for a job, going to the place and making contact with a person in charge. It takes prayer and seeking God for guidance to the right job. You can't just sit and wait at times of life, but show action.
My choices are not my friend's choices either. We think different, we act different and we are different. I was never suppose to be you or you me. We were created to live our lives in our purpose. Taking time to sit in the chair and listen to God. Reading the Bible, books, music and things that help us to move forward in life. There is a peace beyond limits when you just know God has things in control. There are times we must be quiet and seek God.
What you are waiting for today? Are you spending some time with God alone and seeking what to do next in life? So many thoughts in one day and so many blessings that continue to surround our lives. Look over your life to see God at work. Often times it is the behind the scenes of life that we don't always see the answer. God is working on our behind and just like the waves of the ocean, God is there behind the wave.
It is good to pray daily for right connections in life, healthy friendships and lean to God for understanding on things. It is good to think before you speak and share hope in a new day. Life travels so fast and before we know it, we can miss an opportunity in life. Seek God with all your heart daily. This is what works for me too.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.