Do you remember the story Jesus told about a steward who was squandering his master's property? We don't know exactly what he was doing, but he got fired for it. The steward quickly changes the bills due, discounting them by 50%, to gain the favor of others who might hire him when they hear he got fired.
Good morning friends!
Our thoughts are constantly on the move! At the coaching symposium a sports psychologist told us that normally an individual thought only lasts a little over a second. That’s why it is so hard to control your thoughts. He said that we cannot really have a blank mind, we think we can but the measured brain activity proves us wrong. So what we can do is direct our thoughts. And that is what coaching is all about.
I think the same thing is true when we think of spiritual matters; and with faith, fear, anxiety and doubt. We can direct them, but not eliminate them. I found a bible passage about thoughts today, from the Adult Forum class that starts on September 11th. The author is saying that we should let God direct our thoughts. He points out that what distinguishes a wicked person is that there is no room for God in their thoughts. (Psalm 10:4) They want only to direct their own thoughts without God.
I think sometimes we do that, without intending to do so. We get too busy, too occupied. Like Martha we are so troubled by the things we have to do that we think we don’t have time to sit at the feet of Jesus. Actually, we do have time. It has more to do with letting God direct our thoughts.
That’s what we will be talking about in Adult Forum on September 11th. You are welcome to join us!