|Posted: Jul-09-05 at 7:23pm | IP Logged
As long as you are thinking with this world's way of thinking, you will have trouble coming to the place you want to be both in understanding and standing with God, but don't be afraid, I have overcome the world's way of thinking.
Good thoughts Bill
Having endured a little financial loss myself of late along with all the thoughts that rise up concerning it, perhaps I made a discovery on this wise.
Financial loss would equate to bad, BUT, on the other hand, surely financial gain would equate to good. Therefore I would be of the mind set of good and bad once again and suffer the consequences of that mindset.
Father, has shown that our riches are in Christ and that we can count all other things as but dung.
Yesterday, for some unknown reason, a flower and a flower press came to mind, picture the flower in the press, with the screw being tightened and tightened, it seemed that the world presses in on us, as if it were the reality and Christ the unreality.
What if that little flower were to rise up in that press and burst out through the wooden lid, smashing the screw in the process.
In reality this is just what Christ has done with legs as pillars of marble, smashing through the mindset of good, bad, gain, loss, which appear to be the reality but are not.
If we are to be content in all things, why not in loss as well as in gain.
Do I wonder if my loss will be returned, perhaps, perhaps not, who knows. Perhaps in letting the loss "go" it may return, who knows
I just find it a far better better thing to focus on "once I was lost but am now found, with the emphasis on the "found"