A Saturday Morning Rambling Ponder 

O Lord, You have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. – Psalm 139: 1-3

And the beautiful thing is, He loves me still. 

I do try to stay very aware of the state of my heart. Of my thoughts & where they roam. Like when some old judgment or ideal that was placed there when I was a small child by watching the goings on around me tries to rear its ugly head – I am quick to say NO – those are not my thoughts. Because I do know- I have learned – that not everything we think is. 

Some of it is just age-old rhetoric. Things we’ve heard other people say so much that they got embedded in us as though they were what we actually believe ourselves. And some of it are the lies our ancient enemy has hissed to us since we were old enough to understand what self-worth was. 
When those kinds of thoughts come we just have to rise up & proclaim what our Father says of us. Or our neighbor. Which is no-where about that junk. It’s not called the battlefield of the mind for nothing.
And when I’m trying to hide from the rest of the world, when I’m trying to shrink down so tiny that I might hopefully disappear – God is with me. He still SEES me as I am – 

He sees me where I am –

& where He’s planning to take me, regardless. Our beginning & our end was already written, you see. 
So do not fret this morning, beautiful one. Do not fear the thoughts that fly through your mind like bats at 3 AM.

For when you are safe in your Daddy’s arms nothing can harm you there. When the darkest thoughts of hopelessness slither around your soul like kudzu remember that He has good plans for you. Plans to give you a future and a hope, to prosper you. To make you whole and to show you a Love like you’ve never known.

Hallelujah Lord. 
We are all in this journey together.
Much love y’all & much more replacing those damnable thoughts with His, 

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