A quiet morning, a favorite time, sitting here alone with God.
Well, not really alone.
There’s my mind, not content with sitting still, often up and dancing away to other places.
My will is to still my mind and focus all my thoughts on the Holy Spirit of Jesus, here within me.
I try feeding my mind coffee, hoping that will help it gain control of itself.
But that doesn’t always work.
My mind will rest with Jesus for a few moments, and then jump up and chase after the next passing thought.
Random thoughts have more control over my mind than I do.
I often think my mind is my enemy, for it rarely goes where I want to go.
I want to rest my thoughts with you, dear Jesus, every waking moment.
I want to give You all of my mind.
For I trust your word…
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37)
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” (Colossians 3:2)