I had a thought, but then it was gone
I should have known it wouldn’t hold on
Quick as a bunny
It came and it went
Apparently, my brain has a vent.
I had a thought, but it hared right off
I thought it was cozy, but it didn’t stay long
I offered it tea
And a bite of brie
But, alas, it was wild, so it chose to run free.
April 18, 2020
This is a work of fiction. I wasn’t having one of those moments–this time!
Hared: run with great speed. (Fun word!)
Thoughts on Thinking…
“Those who live following their sinful selves think only about things that their sinful selves want. But those who live following the Spirit are thinking about the things the Spirit wants them to do. If people’s thinking is controlled by the sinful self, there is death. But if their thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace.”Romans 8:5-6
I couldn’t find a clear and concise Bible commentary for this one, but the simplest way to explain this verse would be to say that if we aren’t thinking about what God wants we won’t be obedient to Him. Instead, we will do as we please, or rather what pleases us. However, those who follow Christ must live as Jesus lived. Jesus denied Himself to defer to the will of the Father. When our minds are set on heavenly things (God’s desires) over earthly things (our own desires) we aren’t at war with God. Therefore, there is life and peace.
Those who won’t listen to the Holy Spirit fight God’s will. It’s very much like a child who won’t listen to their parents. This person’s thoughts are consumed with their own desires and comforts. They won’t know the Lord’s love and the blessings that come with being a friend of God. Therefore, they will neither experience that peace that transcends understanding–that is, the calm in the middle of a storm, nor true life, as we were created to follow the Spirit’s lead and walk humbly with our God.
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