Sacred Spaces 300 – (Living Sacrifices) – Our Thoughts
Wow, how cool is that! Sacred Spaces 300 has arrived! Thanks to all of you for your support and for those who have received these SS from number 1, wow, what a rad journey… it has been!
For the next few weeks, I decided I wanted to write a series called: “Living Sacrifices” and go through some ideas, scriptures and thoughts. (Oooh, look at him go… a writing series)
So to start off, check out this great art of mine:
(I’ll give you a few moments, to catch your breath!)
Lyrics always come to mind; I think of Incubus’s Pardon Me:
“…and the perils of being in 3-D… but thinking so much differently…”
That’s the challenge right there! We need to check our thoughts. Do some of us maybe need to think a whole lot differently?
Then God tells us in His word in Romans 12: 2
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
And Philippians 4: 8
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
These 2 scriptures challenge us a lot. We should not conform to the pattern of this world:
A lot of people can be so negative. (They see the rain and clouds… and not the silver-linings and rainbows)
A lot of people can be bitter and cynical.
A lot of people can have very doom and gloom thinking.
A lot of people can think hopeless instead of hopeful thoughts.
But brothers and sisters, there is a better way; imagine how pleasant we would be if we thoughts about things that were noble, right, lovely (you can read the list above), then people may know WHO we belong to, right?
So challenge 1 for this series is simply to ask ourselves: how is our thought life?
In being Living Sacrifices for Jesus, we need to hand that over to Jesus too.
Our positive thinking would then leak out into better actions.
We’d take on more opportunities.
We would not judge others as quickly (as we did before)
We’d be people of hope and good news!