Friday, January 24, 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 5

Note: One thing I have learned over the years is, God will take all measures necessary to bring you in line with His truth, and not all of what God brings is instant gratification or pleasure.  Some truths are hard truths, but they are needed just as much as the stuff that makes you feel good.  Sometimes you will stop reading something because it is dealing with the depths of your being.  sometimes you miss what you could have had had you proceeded just a little further and taken the medicine.
"When you catch the essence of something, you have the very best it has to offer.  

When you see the essence of something, you see the finest it has to offer.

It is like that with Christ. 
He offers you the very essence of God, in Himself. 
When you get this truth;
When the light of this truth shines into your soul;
When you bask in the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ, you receive the essence of all truth.
All truth comes from the essence of God.

Jesus came unto His own and His own received Him not.  It’s no difference today.  Jesus still reveals Himself.  He still shines His glorious light.

He still offers His free gift of His essence to anyone and everyone who will receive it.

Wrong thinking often mistakes something that resembles the truth for the truth itself.

It’s wrong thinking that causes you to get angry at your spouse for things that happen instead of focusing your anger on your real enemy. 

It’s wrong thinking that causes you to see your kids in a lessor light than they deserve, rather than seeing them through the eyes of Christ and taking out your disappointment on the one responsible for behavior problems.

It’s wrong thinking that keeps your creative self stifled, when you should be creating new medicines, new tools, when you should be taking the new ideas that God has given to you and pursue them with your every effort.

It’s wrong thinking that keeps you from stepping out in faith and allowing God to have the pre-eminence, just for a season.
How many times have you let another day go by where you knew what to do, but didn’t do it?"
 Excerpt from God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

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