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Monday, August 26, 2013

Gray-Red-Broken-heart-broken-hearts-21417978-300-300[1]Psalms 19:15

Words and Thoughts

Let the words of my mouth meet with your favor, keep the thoughts of my heart before you, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

We speak an immeasurable number of words in our lifetimes yet how many of these words are exchanged with God? We ponder infinite chains of ideas; yet how many of these thoughts are intertwined with the word of God?  With God as our source and God as our daily sustenance, all that we think and all that we do will spring from God’s goodness.

God says: I understand how easy it is to be caught up in gossip and in the minutiae of life; and this is why I ask you to begin and end each day with me.  When we share time together the small and petty problems melt away.  I also understand that complicated and overwhelming issues crowd your television screens, fill newspapers and leap out of radios to frighten you; and that is why I ask you to pause during each day even if only for a moment to let me know your worries and anxieties.  I want to give you strength.  I want to carry you above the danger.  I want to give you peace of heart and mind and soul.  Let us begin with simple words exchanged between us.  Your worries come to me; my peace comes to you.

We cannot resolve all of the huge and complex problems of our world . . . but we can raise our petitions to God.  We cannot fix the many niggling worries that plague us . . . but we can bring these troubles to God.  We cannot reconcile all damaged relationships . . . but we can ask God to mend our broken ways and broken hearts.  We cannot ease all troubled minds . . . but we can make our distress known to God.

Let us call on God’s mercy and goodness.  Let us keep our words and thoughts focused on God. And let us keep our hearts and minds centered in God.  For in God lies our strength and our redemption.

Tomorrow, we begin a journey with Wisdom.

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