Does a thought really count?

My brain has been abuzz about the notion of connection and disconnection for months. I’m still drilling into it- but here’s a small thought of the matter to chew on today.  

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So, often when we hear it’s the thought that counts! But is it the thought the counts or the action in response to the thought that counts? I mean often times we think about things, people,circumstances but if we don’t do anything about them does it really matter? Does it really count that we thought about someone, something, some situation- if the thinking was an end in itself? 🤔

I’d like to propose that the ‘though’ is the ignition switch to connection. If we don’t plug anything into it- nothing is powered. Just like when you have a phone charger and a flat battery on your phone- if you don’t plug them in together and into the electricity in the wall- you have all the elements to remain connected but you can’t because the power source is not providing power to the need.

If we have a name that is dropping into our minds time and time and time again and we don’t act – we lose the opportunity to bring power to that person, situation, circumstances because we are dis-connected.

What if instead when a name kept dropping into our minds we, text them, rang them, dropped into see them, sent them a pressie. What if we asked the question? God, why does so and so keep popping into my mind? What are you asking me to do? There’s not a stock standard answer- sometimes it’s pray, sometimes it’s go around and pray with them. Sometimes it’s text an encouraging message, or a funny meme or send them flowers or their favorite treat. And any one of a billion other things 😉

In all seasons and stations of life, we need to be connected to others; and providing connection to others. Sure, it’s not always easy, but we can be positioned to reach out and respond to the direction which God gives us in loving others at anytime. 

So my challenge to myself and you, is pop actions to those thoughts that drop into your mind this week:) 

Until next time

Happy Pondering 🙂

…ings!!!!

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I have questions, statements to unfold and things drilling around in my head.   I know my personal answers, but I still think I need to consider my responses a little more and shift my actions to line up with my beliefs on some things.  I wrote this our about three weeks ago… Don’t know that I have more clarity now, just 20 minutes to share it with you.

 

B eliving

L oving

O beying

G loryifiying

 

Doing!!!  Not the struggling, earning, justifying existence type.  The overflowing from relationship type.

 

Am I believing? How am I believing? What does it look like? Am I rather whining and whinging?  When I believe there is action.  Action in heart, mind, soul and occasionally body.

 

Loving- whom I loving, how can I love, am I loving?  Do I know how to, do I consider others, am I internal about loving others?  What about myself? Do I love myself? Why? What’s my perspective and concept of this?

Obeying!

Next, no really – we hate the word almost for than the action.

Why not ponder this yourself, before you read on…

 

Glorifying, does my life glorify God.  Do I intentionally and consistently glorify God?  What is glorifying God?

 

More questions than answers.  My last question is – do I as a Christian act like I believe in God and the Bible in the tough times, or only the good times.  If I only believe in the good times, am I really believing?  I seem to get more reflecting towards the end of the year – weird as I can be pretty reflective anyway.  I guess what drives it is not wanting next year to look like this one, sure it had great days and tough trials, but when I get to the end of next year I want to be able to say I’m different and for the better.  These thoughts and questions are just some of what rushes through my life in moving towards the ‘next thing’.

 

 

Happy Ponderings!

Heart Cry

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Can you hear the heart cry of the Father?
It simply says I love you, I’m proud of you, I love you, I’m proud of you, I love you, I’m proud of you, I love you, I’m proud of you

Messing with your head? Me too, but my heart screams WOW, God the Father loves me and He’s proud…that’s a humbling thought.

Seems a little to simple doesn’t it?

Instead of trying to figure out the above with your head, ask God to make it speak in your heart…. I dare ya, find a quite moment, forget the do-to list and lean in… Does this grate with you? Why? Do you scream ‘no’ – why?

I’ve got more to say, but the Father heart revealed to your heart will say more to you than my words to your mind.

Until next week, happy ponderings!

 

 

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