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Quick Thoughts – Guard Your Heart

This was part of my devotional today…
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 (KJV).


I put myself down a lot and it’s not good for our hearts or our minds to hear this stuff. Because when stuff is repeated often we start to believe it’s the truth. God’s word says we’re “loved, chosen, redeemed and His children” just to use a couple of examples. 

These are the truths we ALL need to be repeating to ourselves.

Please leave a comment if this resonates with you. Let’s talk about it.

Quick Thoughts – The Desires of Your Heart

Psalms 37:4 is one of the most beloved and misinterpreted verses in scripture.

I know this about you, you read these words, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires,” and you think, “Hot dog! God’s gonna gimme what I want.” All, I gotta do is “take delight in Him.” Easy peasy – where do I sign up?

Quick Thoughts – You’re NOT What You Think Are

That title might be a little deceptive because, the truth is, I believe we are exactly what we think.

The problem is, as Christ followers, we tend to think the wrong things.

Quick Thoughts – “My Peace I Leave You…”

Jesus didn’t sugar coat how things would be for us after he left.

You WILL have suffering in this world...” (emphasis mine).

Quick Thoughts – “…Your Faith is Futile…”

As a follower of Jesus there may be no bigger truth than the one stated above – IF – the rest of verse is true.

Quick Thoughts – You Are Hand Made

In Genesis, scripture declares that God spoke the world into existence. 8 times in the first chapter a verse begins with the words, “and God said.”

It’s what he says or rather, what He does when it comes to man.

Quick Thoughts – How Do I “Abide”?

Maybe it has nothing to do with how I feel. Which is an odd way to think about life.

Truth Divides

You like to think that you have yours and I have mine.
What’s right for you is not for me.
There’s no absolute, only shade from a different tree.

Sometimes we bend, others omit, You say there’s degrees;
but the reality is, you just refuse to see.

No ebb no flow, no shifting light.  The final pronouncement
ends the night. 

Your guilt shouted down, hidden by volume, pride defends the lies you swallow.

Your hate misdirected, aimed at the sky; unjustified rage, mental incarceration.

You’re being tortured by your own head.

 It’s all just a lie. One that you believe.

The Truth is a gift – you just have to receive.

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I Cannot Be the Only One

 I cannot be the only one, can I?
I cannot possibly be the only person that is tired, mentally fatigued to the point where I simply do not care if I even get out of bed?

I cannot be the only one, can I?

Am I the single person on Earth that feels like his problems are not understood much less met with any kind of sympathy?

I am surrounded by people and yet I feel alone. I am alone. I am utterly alone. The solitude like a noose slowly tightened, drawing tighter, breathing shallow. My eyes refuse to focus, my limbs become rebellious; fighting to even stand.

I cannot be the only one, can I?

My closets friend has become my worst enemy and I am devastated at the prospect of the finality that looms. The hardest part is that I do not even seem to care. I am almost relieved at the thought that I may be done with that chapter.  The hardest chapter I’ve ever written both in it’s production and destruction.

I cannot be the only one, can I?

And yet, I am not without hope. Yes, it’s dark outside, but there is light – distant perhaps – beyond the clouds. I have a sense that it will all work out though I may not ever know when. I do not have to always feel happy, right? I do not have to, do I?

I cannot be the only one, am I?

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