When I Think About the Lord

Want to know what happens to me, when I think about the Lord? A smile spreads across my face. A sense of being loved fills my heart. Peace floods my soul. That’s what thoughts of Him do to me.

A storm can be raging. Everything can be going wrong, and I still have the same response. When I think about the Lord, I know everything is going to be all right.

He is my Father and He loves me. He has made me many promises and He is faithful to keep His Word. All He has to do is say it, and I know He’ll do it.

All He has to do is say it, and I know He means it. He said He loves me and He will never leave me nor forsake me. I am loved and will never be forsaken. He’s not going anywhere.

He said He forgave me and healed me. I am forgiven and healed.

He said if I delight in Him, He would give me the desires of my heart. I delight in Him. I may not see them yet, but I have the desires of my heart.

When I think about the Lord, all things seem possible, because nothing is impossible with God!

When I think about the Lord life is good.

What are you thinking about today? What happens to you when you think about the Lord?

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8, KJV)

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:3, KJV)

Thoughts of Love

Love… is ever ready to believe the best of every person… (1 Corinthians 13:7, Amplified)

Love strains forward with all its might to believe the very best in every situation. (1 Corinthians 13:7, Rick Renner, Sparkling Gems From the Greek)

“It is a wonderful thing that here and there in this hard, uncharitable world there should still be left a few rare souls who think no evil… Love ‘thinketh no evil,’ imputes no motive, sees the bright side, puts the best construction on every action. What a delightful state of mind to live in!” – Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing in the World

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8, KJV)

I’ve noticed something happening in my heart lately. When I hear an accusation against another person, either in my own mind or by another individual, I am choosing not to think about the accusation at all. Not one moment of entertaining a negative thought about another person. And each time I choose to love instead of judge, a wave floods my soul, a wave full of love, joy and peace.

I quite often looked around at the cars driving past me and only noticed how badly the people were driving. Now, I choose not to entertain those thoughts and as the cars speed past I sense a great love for them overwhelming me. I’m still working on this for those that cut me off 🙂

I used to work as a hostess in a restaurant. There was a booth right next to my station. I would often overhear the conversations that took place in that booth. Couldn’t really be helped.

Many of the conversations I heard were people talking about another person. Giving their opinion of what they were doing wrong. What they needed to do differently. Pretty much talking badly about them. I was surprised by how much time people spent talking badly about other people.

I confess I have done my fair share of this and I am very sorry for that. Thank God for His mercy and His forgiveness. Thank God for the blood of Jesus!

Now, I am endeavouring to change the way I think and speak about others. Leaning entirely on His grace (the power of the Holy Spirit within me) to do this. And as I spend less and less time thinking negatively and speaking negatively about others, I find His love increasing in my heart. I sense His peace, His joy, His presence more and more in my day to day life.

Henry Drummond said, “What a delightful state of mind to live in!’ I’m finding that to be oh so true. Much more than I ever imagined.

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. (Psalm 139:17, NLT)

This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. (John 15:12, Amplified)