1 Peter 3:3-4

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewellery or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. - 1 Peter 3:3,4

Monday, June 24, 2013

What are you thinking?

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. - Romans 8: 5-6 NLT

I was having trouble. I was thinking rubbish. Everything in my head was stupid, stupid scenes, ugly, sinful thoughts, images I wish I had never seen, and conversations that didnt mean anything at all. My mind had become a real dump. My life dumped all the rubbish of the day in my mind and let it sit there and go off. It stunk. It affected my walk with God. I thought about what I felt like, I didnt put any barriers up but constantly let my mind go from subject to subject as it wished.

But I found, that as I let my mind have control over what it wanted to think, that the Spirit lost its power in me. I let my sinful nature do what it wanted. I didnt meditate on the bible in my spare moments. I forgot to pray.

What do you spend your spare moments thinking about? If you are waiting in line at the grocery store, where do your thoughts go? What do you think about?

I had to clean the rubbish out and get back to God. It affected all of me, how I talked, my actions, my heart. Because, in a way, everything comes from whats inside of us. I had to put up barriers. No, I would use my time wisely and pray in my spare moments. I would meditate on this mornings scripture.

I encourage you girls, have a look at what you are thinking about. Be purposeful, and dont let your sinful nature have control of your mind, clean out the rubbish and use every moment you can for Him, because when you dont, sin gets in the way between us and God.

~ Meggie


  1. I read several of your posts and love them all! Sweet! Wonderful! Well done!!! Something I read here inspired me (sorry, I don't recall exactly where I found it/which post). Anyhow, I just wanted you to know that your blog is the inspiration for this post of mine: http://corinesmiles.blogspot.com/2013/06/through-my-fathers-eyes.html THANK YOU! :) And You Are BEAUTIFUL! :) Have a wonderful day!
    Corine :D

    1. Thankyou Corine :) Praise God!


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