Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. Hebrews 3:1 (NIV)
Fix My Thoughts
I know that my thoughts are not your thoughts. I know that my ways are not your ways. Your thoughts and ways are much higher and better than my thoughts and ways. That seems like a little gigantic understatement. Your thoughts and ways are higher and better than mine by something like the entire universe. That is true. I can’t tell you how many times I have discovered that my thoughts and words and actions were completely out of alignment with your will and your ways. Then of course there are the almost unlimited amount of times that I have been completely unaware of how out of sync I have been with you. If I didn’t know better, I would say that I am a hopeless case, that there is no chance for me to be able to know and do your will. But that would be completely incorrect. Why is that? What is it that you know? I know that you want me to know your thoughts and ways. Not only that, you want me to live and walk in your ways. Even better than that, you will make me able to think your thoughts and walk in your ways. You seem quite confident. My confidence is not in myself, that is for sure. My confidence is in you. That is a very good place for you to place your confidence. I can place all my faith and hope and trust in you. Yes, you can.
How will you come to know me? How will you come to know my thoughts and ways? How will you be able to live and walk in my ways? I will draw near to you. I will quiet myself before you. I will focus my heart and mind and life on you. I will fix my thoughts on you. I will live in an intimate relationship with you. I will listen to what you have to say to me. I will allow you to change my thinking and reorder my priorities. I will put your word into practice. I will go where you guide me. I will do what you ask of me. I will follow and obey you. I know that you will give me your thoughts to think, words to speak and actions to take. You will fix my thoughts as I fix my thoughts on you. Yes, I will, you can be certain of that. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, if there is one thing I need to do, it is to fix my thoughts on you. My heart and mind and life need to be focused on you. I want to know you. I want my life to be in alignment with you. I want to know and do your will. I want to live my life fully for you. Amen
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