Think God's Thoughts, Become Love Incarnate
Greetings, and Happy Monday!!
I just love Mondays, don’t you? If you don’t, consider what the late Zig Ziglar used to say about Mondays: “If you don’t like Mondays, just consider missing one of them, and then see how you feel about it!”
Okay, some thoughts for today…
Thousands of years ago, God conveyed through the prophet Isaiah the following words: “My Thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My Ways” (Is 55:8). While we, in our fallenness, may think and act in ways worlds apart from those of God, God’s provided us a way to become more like Him again. Through the gift of Scripture, He’s invited each of us to partake of (and live on!) His life-giving Thoughts (see Mt 4:4), to make them ours, and, through Divine Transmutation, begin to recover within us His Divine Image (His Heart beating as our very own), which was seeded in each of us at creation. In this process, God enables each of us to begin to live out His Thoughts incarnationally as they become ever-increasing expressions of our awakened beingness in Him.
This week, I want to encourage you to think God’s Thoughts. Begin, perhaps, by meditating on a portion of Scripture where God speaks directly to you. A particular passage that’s coming to my mind right now is Is 55:1-3a, which reads as follows:
Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me (Jesus), and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to Me; hear Me, that your soul may live.
Take the above passage, memorize it, and allow these very precious Thoughts of God to stain your life.
Each of you, my friends, is a unique expression of God’s Image, of God’s Heart. Think God’s Thoughts, begin to feel the way He does about things, and let those Thoughts and Feelings transform you. To do loving things is a good thing. To become love, though, to personally incarnate love (that is, bring it to genuine physical and emotionally intimate expression), goes far beyond just the momentary practices of doing loving things. Of course, do the former, but do so while BECOMING the latter.
Peace to you…