Your Morning Coffee: 07/26/2022
Updated: Jul 27
Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father walk with us in our thoughts through the guiding presence of he, the Holy Spirit. May our God bless us with a continuing remembrance of our desperate dependence on him, daily, in our thinkings, feelings, doings, and sayings. Heavenly Father, in the name of your Son Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, tend to our thoughts today, both like a gardener tending to his garden, and as a Father loving his children. Father come near to us. Make us more like your son!
Your Morning Song: "God Is Near" by Rend Collective Experiment
Your Morning Scripture: Proverbs 3:7-8
Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones.
It's easy, isn't it? To be wise in our own eyes?
The practical center of me, the core of my view of reality is me, my own thoughts and perceptions. My mind, full of my own thoughts, is very much like a garden, and like any garden, it will grow, whether tended to carefully or not.
Like weeds in the garden of my thought-life, my own sin-natural, self-focused pride trusts first, last, and most in myself, and everything I do and say will grow wildly, flowing out of that terribly untended space.
How do we tend to our thought-life, as if it were a garden? Pull weeds. Pull at your pride and throw it out. Submit yourself, submit your self, almost as if it were some other's self, to the wisdom of God. Go to the Bible and form your self, your thoughts, your perspectives, your understanding of all reality, to God's living, written word.
Let us not be wise in our own eyes, but, in our awe-fear of God's wisdom, submit our wisdom to his, conforming ours daily to his in reading his word and praying to him. And the chief way in which we will be transformed is that we will shun evil, we will reject it, and not do it. All the way down into the garden of our thought-life at our very center.
Deny your own wisdom.
Submit in awe-fear to God's wisdom.
And God will bring healing down into the furthest depths of you. Down into your very bones. Down into the garden of you and meet with you there, and refresh you. And delight with you and in you as y'all, together, tend to the garden of your thought-life.
Deny your own wisdom. Embrace God's wisdom. And be daily healed, be daily refreshed, be daily transformed!