Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Thought for Thursday 7/18/13

“Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.”  Soren Kierkegaard

This is a good way to begin taking stock of our lives to determine what we do and why; evaluating our “dominant thoughts”.  It does not take a professional therapist to help us to break down and analyze the lives we’ve chosen to lead.  Jesus said, “Out of the mouth comes the abundance of the heart”, so even the words we speak have a way of revealing what is truly within us; whether divine love bestowed or bitterness, envy, resentment, or downright hatred we inevitably bestow on others.

What is the first thing done when awakened?  Do we praise the Lord for the beginning of a new day, offer Him a prayer of thanksgiving for what could potentially become the very best day of our lives?  Or do we curse the morning sun?  Or the job that awaits us?  There in that choice alone may begin to reveal something of our “dominant thoughts”.  When we sit for a prepared meal, do we curse the “chicken again??” – or are we mindful of the incredible gift that meal truly represents especially when we know there are many who will not even have a meal? 

Though we cannot always keep our minds from wandering when we are engaged in mundane tasks, we do ultimately have control over our thoughts, and our thoughts are directly related to what we are most often exposed to, what we read, what we listen to, who we keep company with.

Today is a new day and yet is still that very day “which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”.  If this is our dominant thought, we are off to a good start.  If not, we must start over because it is not simply a curse we bring upon ourselves and the day; it is failing to rejoice in the moments given to us for the fullest life possible in our Lord and His Covenant.  Today is your day because it is our Father’s Day.  Rejoice and be glad!



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