Monday, July 5, 2010

Faith Thinking

A Thoughtful Life – Part 1

This week in a short series I will describe the “thoughtful life” that we are asked to live as Christians, what it’s all about, and why it’s so important.

The thoughtful life, or the thought-filled life, enables us to experience all of God’s blessings because it opens our world to something greater than ourselves. Being thoughtful means we are informed, aware, and self controlled. Being thoughtful reminds us who we are and to whom we belong.

Part of this life - and what today’s post is about – is the necessity to think about our faith. It’s not enough to simply accept Christ into our lives one moment and then forget Him the next.

Any great artist must work at their craft. Any great thinker must exercise their mind. Any great relationship must be nurtured. To do our best, we must work at what we do and maintain what we have.

And so we need to learn all we can about our Lord and our faith. We must think about these things to grow strong so that we aren’t easily turned away. We must think about these things so that we can fully appreciate all that He has given us, all that He means to us.

God is worthy of our thoughts. He is our most precious treasure, now, and forevermore.

Think of that. Think of Him.


RCUBEs said...

And since the battlefield is also in the mind, we must be armed with His knowledge. I pray that I may continue to grow learning more about Him. God bless.

Lynda Young said...

I too hope to never stop learning :)

Sandy said...

Wonderful post, Lynda. I will
look forward to each one.
I guess that's why I love the
early hours of the morning so
much. I love to sit quietly and
just meditate on the Lord and
His goodness toward me. The wee
hours of the day are so quiet,
peaceful and conducive to this
kind of thought.
Peace to you,

sarah said...

your posts always make me think..always encourage me to reach for my best...thanks Lynda

Lynda Young said...

Sandy, I'm a little slow in the mornings and since it's winter here it's even harder to get out of bed. But the late hours are great and quiet.

Sarah, blessings to you. Thanks so much for your encouraging words

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes a great post about being thoughtful, agree that battlefield is in our mind.

Just Be Real said...

Great thought provoking post Lyn. I certainly agree with the battlefield of the mind! Blessings.

Jen said...

What a beautiful post! I'm visiting from over at aspiring x and I'm glad I did.

I think post is very inspiring and you musn't forget where you started and who is always beside you even in your darkest hour!

Wonderful post, thank you so much!

Lynda Young said...

Thanks for popping by Jen :)

Rita said...

He is our most precious treasure! You are right, an artist cannot just pick up her paintbrush once a year and expect to have a great work of art. You are right too, in that it takes work to maintain what we in any area. Thanks for reminding us.

Deborah Ann said...

Whoa, powerful post! I really felt my spirits lifted here today. Thanks you Lynda!

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about Jesus and Heaven recently. I am asking God for deeper understanding.

Thanks for sharing,

Kathy M. said...

I completely agree. I think of faith as something I practice. It's not like I "have it" or "don't." It's something I have to cultivate on a daily basis. Thanks for a thoughtful post.

Karen said...

Amen...our most precious treasure...the pearl of great price...

Great post!

Lynda Young said...

Some strange things are happening with my blog comments. In my dashboard I see I have heaps of comments, but when I go to check them out only half of them seem to be visible.

So, if I don't reply, I'm not being rude. I'm just struggling with technical difficulties. Hoping it sorts itself out soon.