Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jesus On My Mind

Morning came early for me the last couple of days....about 2:30 a.m....and that's good.  I believe it has been the Lord waking me up so I could spend time with Him before going to work.  To say it has been a real bear for most of this week.  Where I my department....there has been complete change in all we do....even to the point of a new boss and how our computers operate....a new version which I will get today.  This along with all the other changes just makes things even more stressful.  But this morning I realized something very important....

There is a constant in my life and He is the Lord.  When I woke up this morning it was with a song running through my thoughts....

Jesus Jesus Jesus I've got You on my mind
Jesus Jesus Jesus I've got You on my mind

That's the only two lines that kept going over and over in my thoughts.  It took me a minute but then I realized why.  Jesus wants me to keep only Him in the fore front of all that happens in my life.  To think of Him continuously no matter what else is going on in my life.  He is reminding me that He is always there with me no matter what chaos is going on around me or in my own mind.  Change....of any type....tends to mess with us.  The Lord is just trying to remind me that He is with me through it all and that He never changes.  His love and concern for me does not change.  He is with me and I need to remember this.  The one way to do that is to keep Him first in my thoughts....

Jesus Jesus Jesus I've got You on my mind
Jesus Jesus Jesus I've got You on my mind

I also know that spending time in His Word....and talking with Him....helps to instill peace inside me like nothing else can.  There was a verse that kept running through my thoughts as I was doing this....

Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;

And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.

Truly I want the Lord to search my heart and my thoughts and revel what isn't good to me.  Even though you know when your thoughts aren't what they should be it is easy to ignore that....or to justify those thoughts.  This morning I am realizing that instead of justifying them I need to let the Lord help me to not have the thoughts.  Give Him the problems and anxiousness they cause.  Then I can have His peace.

If you need to keep Jesus on your mind today....let Him in.  Tell the Lord all your anxious thoughts....He knows them anyway.  Keep Jesus on your mind.  Talk to Him....He will quell the angst and heal your soul.

"until we see JESUS....face to face"