Many Thoughts, Many Cares

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
How amazing are your thoughts concerning me! I couldn’t even begin to count them.

-Psalm 94:19 & 139:17

I was thinking about thoughts and worries or cares.  Some translations do a play on words for 1 Peter 5:7, stating, "cast all your cares on him, for he cares for you."  Simply stated, the only way to live the life is in and through Christ.  We must interact with Christ to live the life.  That's discipleship.

If you've got worries or negative thoughts, your antidote or medicine is God's thoughts: specifically, God's thoughts concerning you.  He loves you.

So, if you have a bad thought; take another thought, from God.  It is that simple.
Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so...
So, if I get it that he loves me, then how does that change my thoughts?

Healing or memories and transformation happens from taking another thought.  The light of God's thoughts changes the atmosphere of my situation.  One candle expels all the darkness.

If you realize you are loved and cared for, it changes everything.  God's love and Christ's care define me, no matter what happens to me, no matter what comes against me.

Following Jesus and being his disciple is very simple form our end.  All we have to do is say, "yes, Lord."  Then we've given him permission to lead us, guide us, teach us, and mold us.

Some of the pain in our lives comes when we forget who we are and who we belong to and who loves us.  It's a discipline to turn your heart towards the Lord when pain comes.

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
Is prayer like leaving a voice-mail or an email, if you are a prayer journal person?  Or, is prayer a conversation where you talk and listen?  Or, is prayer when you seek and find God, and sit in Father's lap and your heart is transformed?