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{Me, Myself and Lies} Focusing on Things Above

Focusing on Things Above
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.  Psalm 19:14

What kind of words fill your thought closet?  What does meditation look like to you?  We all meditate, whether you know it or not!

Meditation simply means to contemplate, reflect or think about something.  God desires for us to meditate on his Glory, his Holiness and Heavenly truths.  But often, our meditations are focused on earthly things: our body, our needs, our plans, our insecurities, our fears,  our wishes, our failures, and our past.

Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2

Rather than meditate on earthly things, Paul instructs us to focus on things above.

When you think about your body, don’t focus on the flaws, rather focus on how you are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Creator of life.

When you think about your needs, don’t worry.   Find peace that God will provide.

When you worry about your plans, remember that God has a plan and can see the bigger picture.

When you think about your insecurities and fears, turn to the God who is writing the pages of your story.  Ask Him for comfort.

When you think about your wishes, ask yourself if they are earthly or if they are Godly.  It’s okay to tell God the desires of your heart, but know that He may or may not answer in the way you want.  His plan is always bigger and better.

When you think about your past or your failures, remember God’s grace.

For those of you that are parents, you show grace to your children by guiding them and loving them regardless of their mistakes.

Just as we do with our own children, God shows grace with His children.  You and I.  His beautiful creations.

I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

Now that we understand the definition of meditation, what does meditation look like to you?  Share in the comments!

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    • I totally agree. When we are meditating on scripture and praying, we are conversing with God. That’s how I pray anyway 😉 I never have been one of elegant prayer. I just talk to God like He’s my best friend!

  1. Hi, love your pot, lately I have been meditating on things I lack which has just left me empty and sad. Its so easy to focus on the negative and forget God’s promises for us. Thank you for the wise words time for me to change what I am focusing on and meditate on the Word. #sitssharefest
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  2. This is wonderful, Stephanie! It’s so easy to let our thought closet be filled with earthly wishes and thoughts. It takes intention and discernment to truly focus on things above. I try my best to remind myself of exactly this post over and over again.

    So much energy and worry and wondering goes to waste in our lives… when we can be filling ourselves with more of Him!
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