Too often our minds are cluttered with thoughts not of God’s design. Cluttered thinking prevents us from hearing God’s quite voice. Life get’s confused and complicated. Solutions to problems evade us. Our vision becomes clouded and we loose our direction. Thoughts such as these are what I call ‘fiery darts.’ Designed to undermine the work of God in our lives.
If you have ever been plagued with such thoughts, perhaps the following will give you a lift:
Beyond the boundaries of my front porch view, lies a world troubled and confused.
A world full of people who have lost their way.
People who can no longer recognize the beauty of truth.
Peace escapes them, in spite of all their grasping.
Solutions to problems remain unfound.
Life is lived at a fast pace, so, little is heard of God’s voice.
Loosing sight of what’s valuable, is the result.
But here on my front porch, time stands still.
Allowing me to pause and experience His quietness:
A dove cooing in the distance, joins the bird chorus nearby.
Hummingbirds buzzing near my porch feeders.
Silky, gentle breezes offers accent to my reverie.
I feast on the green of the hay fields, and mown lawn laid out before me.
Trees in the spring freshness of their green bordering my view,
Allow me to bask in a morning set at the perfect temperature.
As I gaze upon the scene before me,
Disturbing thoughts of worry and fear give way to thoughts more sublime,
Thoughts more in keeping with God’s design.