Sunday, January 3, 2010

Not my Kind of Comfort

"Where the mind goes, the body will follow." Alexander Scotland (2010)

Many are the thoughts that race through my mind, every second. When I forget to make those thoughts a prisoner, I become a slave to them.

With the new year I can reflect on the leaps and bounds of experience I have enjoyed with the Lord. He has taught me so much....

So I'm like trying to deflect all these thoughts; in an out they go. My biggest obstacle are the guilty ones. I make a mistake, the Lord forgives me, I replay the mistake, I mourn the mistake, I think of how things could have been if I had obeyed. O whoa is me, whoa is me, will I ever lick these thoughts and feel better?

The bible says that the Lord will restore all that the locusts have eaten. As I was fusing together all my broken figurines with crazy glue, on Christmas day, the Lord told me that He will restore all that is broken in my life. You know that crazy glue project peacefully dominated our day - all those broken peaces made new. It is a promise for all of us. He will do it. Joyce Meyer said we may not have had a great start, but we can have a great finish.

If we are not careful with our thoughts, (those debilating ones that cannot change the past), they can become a comfort to us. I thought about this in church. A comfort to replay the past and scold myself in ways of describing how it was "supposed" to be if I hadn't ruined it. Its the desire to control.

Today has been a process of letting go. With every thought I remind myself of the Lord's great love. Songs remind me to praise in the midst of everything. The chains are broken in your life, in the same way Silas and Paul's were in the prison cell (Acts 16:26). Victory comes when we praise the Lord; there is power when we praise. The Lord lives in the praises of His people.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then, you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:1-2)