Sunday, March 16, 2014

Thy thoughts shall be established...

My thoughts are not your thoughts....saith The Lord. are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

I read a quote this week that I felt points us to higher thought in this world that continues to magnify materialism and promote focus on self! 

"Life is not a race - but indeed a journey.  Be Honest.  Work hard.  Be choosy.  Say "thank you", "I love you", and "great job" to someone each day.  Go to church, take time for prayer.  The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh.  Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper.  Love your life and what you've been given, it is not accidental - search for your purpose and do it as best you can.  Dreaming does matter. It allows you to become that which you aspire to be.  Laugh often.  Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them.  Some of the best things really are free.  Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming.  Forgive, it frees the soul.  Take time for yourself - plan for longevity.  Recognize the special people you've been blessed to know.  Live for today, enjoy the moment."   Bonnie Mohn

I just want to testify that the mind is powerful.  It is a blessing to be able to create thought.  It is crucial that we keep our minds pure; they are what help us create the lives we want to live.  I hope that by reading this inspired quote we will all be able to accomplish all of these suggestions as we turn our thoughts to action.  I know that as we do this we will create happy lives not only for ourselves but for others.  All action is the result of thought.  "As a man thinketh so is he."  It is my hope and prayer that we will all have positive thoughts and live positive lives.  And when life throws us a curve ball and frustration, always remember happiness is a choice that starts with a thought!  Gods thoughts are higher thoughts than ours, if we have faith and trust in Him, He will inspire our hearts and minds and through our choices we will become more like Him.

I want to share a quote by Elder Boyd K. Packer of the quorum of the twelve apostles, "Probably the greatest challenge to people of any age, particularly young people, and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts...One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself.  I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking lower levels."

Each thought we create is a seed that will bear fruit sooner or later.  Create wisely!

By Chris Nielsen

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