Morning Coffee with Jesus - January 12, 2010
Greetings loved ones!
Today’s “Morning Coffee with Jesus” comes from Psalm 19:14. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
When our children are young, we remind them to be quiet in certain circumstances – in classrooms, in church, in those settings where it is inappropriate for them to speak aloud. However, there is another kind of silence to be cultivated besides that of the tongue. It is the silence regarding one's self, - restraining the imagination, not permitting it to dwell extensively on what we have heard or said, not dwelling in the past or extensively daydreaming of the future. When you fix your mind on the work you are actually doing rather that what you would LIKE to be doing you attain that spirit of inward silence, which draws the soul into a closer relationship with God.
Don't get caught up with visions of the past or daydreams of the future. I do agree, however, that if we want to achieve something we have to be able to "see" it in our mind's eye. We need to see those happier times ahead. Any successful person you speak with will tell you that he/she "saw" himself in that place of success and worked towards that mental image.
How many times have you heard "put a picture of what you are working for on your refrigerator?" Visual reminders assist us in remaining focused. Those mental pictures that we develop in our minds give us a hope to press on. However, to dwell extensively on that vision robs us of the opportunity to be able to serve God today to our greatest ability.
Dreams are what has made this nation great and towards which we work for a happy, healthy, and enjoyable future. But while we’re working towards the future, focus on TODAY!
Have an incredible day in Jesus! Go MAD in someone’s life today!