Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A few random thoughts ...

Sometimes I am guilty of too
much
processing
or
thinking...

I've found that...


Too much
instro-
spection
can become a slippery
slope...


I want my thinking to line up with His thinking, so...For every look around us, the last look should be to Jesus...

Keep it vertical! (One of my dad's one-liners)... always looking up!

...and here's what God says HE will do when we do that..."Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee"...

The quicker I get to the Lord with EVERYTHING... the better off I am. I end up there anyway... and the process is much less difficult when I go to Him FIRST!

That's it.... just random thoughts today...








16 comments:

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

It may have been a random thought, but no better one for this gal who is prone to her pondering and her worrying!

Perfect peace...

Only at the feet of Jesus. He is our Peace.

~elaine

Andrea said...

Sometimes we all "think" too much! I am trying to keep my focus on the LORD.
Hugs,
andrea

Alleluiabelle said...

Sweet Friend,

If these are random thoughts, then I say "WOW". I love your father's line "Keep it vertical" that line I will remember. This is a very inspiring post and I am right beside you as that is where I want to be as well...taking EVERYTHING to Him first...divine peace that only Jesus can provide.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

Tammy said...

Love those random thoughts!

love and hugs~Tammy

Sassy Granny ... said...

Sometimes the richest of thoughts come in one liners and snippets. They're a whole lot easier to read too!

I've gotta add "Keep it Vertical" to my collection of sassy sayings. That's great!

Hugs,
Kathleen

TRUTH SHARER said...

Sonja:

Perfectly Vertical and stayed on THEE!!! This is one of my favorite memory verses from the KJV that I have had posted on my kitchen sink for over three years.
And the last part of that verse in
Isaiah 26:3
says
"...because he trusts in Thee."

Choosing JOY, Stephanie
JESUS ONLY in 2010

Cathy said...

Excellent. Love the "Keep it vertical." Hope I can remember that.

cindy said...

My life would be so much simplier if I gave it to God first. But I am an anilizer so the thought stays with me way too long.

GWENDOLYN said...

Dear Sonja,
that is a great one liner. I will make that my goal for today... keep it verticle and go right to Jesus!
Keep the random thoughts coming.
Love you!
Gwen

Deborah Ann said...

That's a beautiful thought, Sonja, one that is surely lined with God's thinking!

I am still in the process of learning about His ways, and sometimes I have to confess I am baffled. He'll say something or show me something that really blows my mind. And it's always about His love. I guess I just can't believe how awesome His love is!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I'm guilty of too much introspection too. I think things to death! Thank you for a good word and reminder to rest in the Lord and just turn things over to him first. Don't think, just give it to him.

Felisol said...

Well, I often feel I keep it horizontal, flat bellied so to speak.I know I need Jesus every second of my life, still I am like the stubborn child trying to do things on my own.
If the vertical connection is good, I hope I can stand taller myself too.
From Felisol

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Sonja,
I love this post, it is brief, direct to the point, and it says much in just a few lines!

Love
Lidj

Just a little something from Judy said...

It never ceases to amaze me how God can use even our random thoughts to bless and encourage others. As I read this beautiful post, I was reminded of how many wasted hours of life I spent worrying instead of trusting. My dad would say to me quite often..."why trust Judy, when you can worry." Even though I did not always like when he said that, I knew in my heart it was true. A needed reminder for me today, along with a gorgeous skyscape.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi thanks for dropping by!

I've attended a few affairs in Manila years ago with Harold and Darlene Sala as guests, and have read some of Harold's books. But I don't know them personally.

It's a blessing to have met you, Sonja. It feels like our hearts beat for the same things.

Love
Lidj

Rebecca said...

I join the host of would-be vertical thinkers! With the grace of God, that's my intention.