I’ve been pondering on the scripture we read as a family last night in Luke 2. It was recorded twice in two different circumstances that Mary “….kept these things in her heart” Luke 2:18-19 and Luke 2:51. Hmm… what a woman worthy of emulation who kept good things in her heart, pondered and acted on them with love. Where others were busy wondering, she was busy pondering. Imagine if she had kept the ‘not-too-good’ stuff in her heart, it would have exploded when Jesus was a boy and went missing in Luke 2:46-51 . What do you think her reaction would have been? Or maybe when Jesus said, ‘Behold my mother and my brethren!’ when he was told that his mother and brothers were looking for him? Mark 3:31-35. Doesn’t it sound insultive? Not to Mary! Sometimes I tend to overreact and think beyond what I ought not to and I know this happens to you too sometimes. Or maybe you’re just like Mary? Thank God for your life. But for me, I’m still working on it.
Remember what we need to think of in Philippians 4:8, “… whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report ….. think on these things”. We are encouraged not to keep grudges, gossips and negative thoughts within but to meditate on His word. Sis, please rise from the wondering level to the pondering level and I believe the Lord will help us all.
My break time is almost over and I need to zoom off now. Shalom.
Prayer 1: Father, I ask for your mercy now. Forgive me of any filthiness within my heart that might hinder your pure love from flowing through me in Jesus’ name.
Prayer 2: I release my thoughts, mind and heart to the Holy Spirit to restructure and remould into the perfect image of God. I put every negative thought under subjection now in the name of Jesus.