We are already wired this way. God saw to it when He made us. We see in pictures, we think in pictures. Some scientists that have explored the brain, explain that as we think, it's like a picture dictionary. We may see and read words, but really as we do, we are seeing them as pictures. It depends on what we put into this fascinating computer of ours what comes out. To think that the scenes that will be played out in this journey called our lifetime all depends on our continuing input of thoughts, is an amazing concept.
Just as the dollar bill is not bad, it's just currency exchange. But it all depends on how you use it. You can even worship it, and use it for evil or use it for good, in God's kingdom. Thoughts are the same. They are the framework for us, for our lives. They can be evil or good. And so as we accept them and input them into our minds, our very own computers, good or bad, we will create that blueprint and that blueprint will bring the end result.
It's also interesting how we can learn from the mistakes and the stories of the wicked in the Bible. We can learn from these. We can look at their lives and how they did things and know that if it was done in the negative, it can be done in the positive. Studying and finding the scriptures about some of these negative thoughts, has been an eye opener, and can tell us a lot of what we need to know in order to do the opposite. If it worked in the negative, then it can and will work in the positive.
Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
As we begin to dissect this telling verse in order to meditate on it, we can see several important clues.
Remember that it all starts with thoughts and pictures in the imagination. The actions whether they be evil or good, are really the last thing to happen, not the first. You don't rob a store in a split second for no reason. You first have had to take the time to consider and devise a plan. Looking to the verse above, the reason that their feet run to evil and make haste to shed innocent blood is due to their thoughts. It's says that their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity. They are not sitting under a tree singing 'Kum bah Yah.' They are busy hating and conniving mischief. What you dwell on becomes a comfort zone. If you dwell on worry daily, continually, it will become a twisted comfort zone. But the good thing is that you can change this. It will take some effort on your part, and I can say from experience, at times there will be a fight in your head. But you just keep coming back to thinking on the good thoughts of God's Word.
Like this one:
Isaiah 26:3-4 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength...
The word 'mind' here is the Hebrew word 'Yetser' which speaks of the imagination, and means also conception, framework. When you are meditating, you are building something. You are building a framework. For what? For the future of your life. Isaiah says to keep your mind stayed on God. Jesus also is God, so you can picture Jesus. Stay there, and dwell on seeing His face. He will keep you in His perfect peace. You do this because you trust Him. This is how I meditate. And you can learn to do this as well.
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