It’s something to know that at times when I feel the pangs of hunger it’s almost always nothing to do with food but everything to do with desiring to be filled with the wrong thing which is never adequate enough to satiate the hunger.
In my estimation, only God can fill the emptiness brought on by hunger having nothing to do with food.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 (AMP)
Sometimes I get something stuck in my head until I put down on paper so to speak. Lately I have been thinking about how God works in mysterious ways regarding answering prayer.
I might be expecting God to answer my prayer this way or that way and when He answers it the way I think He should then I know He heard and has answered my prayer…NOT. Where that belief came from I don’t know know but my thoughts on this have since changed.
Today I know God works in His on mysterious ways and not as I think He should. I have learned to trust God and to be open to His way of doing things which are better than my ways.
God’s timing is perfect. God answers prayer. God knows what’s best for those He has created.
I have had many experiences of God answered prayer. It was not a coincidence or luck and did not look like what I thought it should have looked like in the answering. It was God doing what only He could do. His way always blesses me.
The renewing of the mind (Romans 12:2 AMP) is not a SMALL matter. Some people choose to renew their minds, some don’t choose to renew their minds and others think they are renewing their minds by checking their minds into the latest trends, escapes, fantasies, material trinkets or dysfunctional lifestyles only to be bombarded with negative thoughts about self, competitiveness or obsessive thinking that dishonors the self.
Renewing the mind as I see it is about going DEEP way beyond the surface of things. It’s about living a life that reflects values and internal growth that shines through for all to see although renewing the mind is not about being seen. It’s authentic peaceable living that reflects spiritual beliefs and maturity.
How does a person renew their mind? The answer is being around people who reflect the values you have. Being around people who believe in and decide to experience spiritual growth; being responsive to God’s will in your life. Not entertaining things that negatively distract. Not letting your senses lead you or set your priorities.
The most important thing to realize is that renewing the mind is NOT a one time thing. Renewing the mind is an ongoing process.