This week I hope to get into thoughts we can carry around with us. A week full of “Put It In Your Pocket” statements.

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Passage

“that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’”

Acts 17:27-28 ESV

Here we go…

Process

There is a gospel song in which the psalmist sings, “In Him do I live move and have my being, because I’m nothing with you.”

To many times we are trying to stand on our own two feet. We are trying to show everyone, I am someone to be reckoned with. I am someone you should watch. I am someone to respect. I am someone worthy of your love.

I am someone apart from God.

This passage helps us to remember when our thoughts stray from the path of righteous thinking we must remember we are nothing without God. We are nothing apart from the work of Christ on our behalf.

Our existence is covered in the reality of who God is. We are to use it to move closer to Him.

We will never be as great, as cool, as wise, as loving, as peaceful as we are when we understand and submit to Him.

We are nothing on our own.

We are nothing without Him.

Because in Him is life and our lives are always better when aim to remain close to Him. Especially in our thoughts.

The Principle

Christian thinking requires understanding everything about our lives flows from Him.

Practical

Keep working on the same task.

Grab a small piece of paper like an index card. I would like for you to carry it in your pocket all day. Write down your internal thoughts. If you think about the same thing more than once, place a check mark next to it.

At the end of the day, consider, whether your thoughts were God honoring and how you can shift your thoughts concerning those matters. Place the paper in your bible or somewhere for review at the end of the week.

Consider also: What patterns are you noticing? What circumstances causing bad thoughts to surface? How can you chose to reflect God in those situations?

[shareable cite=”Dana Pittman”]Our existence is covered in the reality of who God is. [/shareable]

“Put It In Your Pocket”

As God’s child, my life is always better when I reflect Him.

My Prayer

Father,

As your child, I pray to find my being centered in You. I pray the foundation of everything I hold true and dear and loving and good is not of my doing but of Your presence in my life.

I pray to cling to knowing You are enough. I pray to understand that the creation is nothing without its Creator.

I praise and bless Your holy name.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

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Day 18 Preview

I am planning to write about Proverbs 3:5-6 tomorrow. Are you writing along? If so, comment and I’ll head over to your blog.

“See” you tomorrow.

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