DAY #24 - 'A Woman of Faith' Devotional
Verse: Proverbs 20:5 NCV "People's thoughts can be like a deep well, but someone with understanding can find the wisdom there."
"Because we are human, we are always busy with our thoughts. We simply can't help ourselves. Our brains never shut off, and even while we are sleeping, we mull things over in our minds. The question is not if we will think; the question is how will we think and what will we think about."
('A Woman of Faith' Devotional. Day 24. ©2007 Freeman-Smith, LLC. Nashville, TN. 37202)
We are to think on things that are lovely, pure, holy, and more. The Bible says, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8 NIV
**Ok, so I tried to post this on the 24th, yet I missed it by a minute, and my daily Bible verse changed to exactly this one... so this is the verse for today (the 25th) -- try to live it out TODAY!**
I am one of those people who's mind is always going... unfortunately it is still going in my sleep sometimes, and that is frustrating especially when I want to receive a dream or vision from the Lord. My mind can wander all day long as well... it brings back to remembrance a song written by a friend of mine, who is a great worshp leader, Dan Macaulay. (Chords for this song in the key of F, can be found here.) Check out his tunes at http://www.danmacaulay.com. ENJOY!
Captured Again - D Macaulay
My mind keeps wandering Lord
To other things I adore
Come again and capture me
My life's pursuits can all be
So often centred on me
Let my first love burn
In my heart there's a longing for
The glory of the Lord
Here I am lifted hands
Lord I'm walking through the door
I want to stand in your presence in all of your glory
And worship at Your feet
And as I lay down my idols and reach out for You
I am free I am free
And you come with mercies from heaven
like I've never dreamed of
And shower me with grace
And as the earth fades away
I am captured again
In Your face Lord, in Your face.
© 2002 Dan Macaulay (Admin. by Spirit Born Music Publishing / Doxa Praise)
CCLI Song # 4370862 www.danmacaulay.com http://www.spiritbornmusic.com/
So allow God to refine and renew your minds through Christ Jesus. "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." (Romans 12:2 NIV)
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." (Philippians 4:6-8 NIV)BE BLESSED & BE A BLESSING!