Exhortations

Thoughts and Mind

Who am I? Who are you? Who are we? Why am I here? Why are you here? Why are we here? Why am I here today and gone tomorrow? Have we asked these questions to ourselves, to others? Is it the mind asking our mind,  or is it our thought asking our mind?

The mind stores the collection of knowledge, and when we lack knowledge our thoughts would start seeking an answer. Thoughts linger in our imaginative intelligence and could be working hard to bring an unsettling idea to process and make it exist. When the idea is too complex to process, then we seek help from a more knowledgeable mind.

Thoughts and ideas are interchangeably used in this world of reasoning and assumptions. We cannot fully control our thoughts due to our limited awareness, but we can always redirect our thinking to a more positive and happy future. Our thinking then goes back in our brain with more happy vision. 

Lack of good imagination will only define that life is full of pain and suffering; struggle to make the ends meet; worries, fear, and anxiety only makes life longer and feel like a journey without end; and yet it is too short when life is full of enjoyable meanings.

Our parents reared us the best way they can, gave us the best life they thought we must have, and even introduced us to God and to love God with all our hearts. They are not even jealous if we have more respect for God. They would even say: “Who we are in human eyes is less important than who we are in God’s eyes?”

The Bible speaks often about the power of the mind and our thoughts.

Joshua 1:7-8

 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

Though this passage was only given to the Israelites, it is also a universal message that if we do these things, we will be in communication with God and can reignite our relationship with Him. If you think that your mind is rejecting it, give it a second thought. Yes, Christians are not under the Law of Moses but under  grace, however, should not take advantage to gain for their own good to prosper and be successful in life.

Let us try to change our mindset about the Law and Grace it goes hand in hand. Be strong and courageous to stand on the truth, follow your heart as the Bible guides you, the old was written for our instruction; The Ten Commandments’ of God stands for our sake. Meditate on the Word of God day and night and do not let the Book of the Law depart from your mouth because of our thought that the saving grace of God is good enough

Be mindful and thoughtful that God is in control, He is our all in all!!

God Bless.

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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