“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways. This is the Lord’s declaration. Isaiah 55:8

I was sitting looking out at the beauty of God’s creation, not really thinking anything, just admiring what my eyes were seeing. Somewhat inside my head my brain was assessing the images that were entering my mind. But what was it going to become? Then thoughts began to filter in—one after another I just let them come and go—I didn’t try to hold on to any of them. In this process, my time of sitting quietly, became a meditation through which I began to realize that there is nothing over which God doesn’t have control and there is nothing I need to do but remain faithful to His word.

So many times we’re impatient and try to “fix’ things ourselves—at least, speaking for myself, I do. But, God has told us over and over again that He will and, He is faithful. In the 36th chapter of Ezekiel verses 22-30, God tells the Hebrew people 12 times “I will,” yet they didn’t listen. Ezekiel relates to them as “Dry Bones” covered with dust as if they were dead and buried (Ez. 37:1-14)

When we cannot hear God speaking to us because of the clutter of thoughts we are holding onto, we become like those “Dry Bones.” We only hear a bunch of babbling that makes no sense at all.

God wants to plant His thoughts in your mind, as well as, His love in your heart, together they form the right path to Eternal Life. You know there is only 12 inches between your heart and your mind, but sometimes there may as well be 10,000 miles.

Your thoughts are not God’s thoughts. Sit with Him a while and HE WILL calm any storm that you may be experiencing.

Dear Lord, help me to be still and know that You are God. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

Hebrews 10:22-23   Ezekiel 36:25-27   Hebrews 9:14  

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Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site

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