Man’s Ways and God’s Ways
GOD HAS A BETTER WAY OF DOING THINGS.
God’s ways are not simply a minor adjustment of our own. They often represent the opposite end of the spectrum. Jesus invites us to a change in attitude, but that alone is not enough. Ultimately that change in attitude should lead to a change in behavior.
Isaiah 55:8 says, “Your thoughts are not my thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” It is interesting that a connection is made here between thoughts and action. What we spend our days and weeks thinking about has an enormous impact on our actions.
What are you thinking? As you make your way to work each day, as you are waiting in the doctor’s office or standing in the grocery store line, in those moments between activities, what do you think about?
I know this for certain: Whatever we spend these apparently inconsequential moments thinking about will increase in our lives. Few things will have more impact on your life than what you allow to occupy your mind. Use these times to ponder the ways of God and you will find yourself living them.
Excerpt taken from Chapter 31 of Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus. Get your free copy here (just pay shipping).
What is one practical example of how God is inviting you to let go of your way and open yourself to his way?
In moments between activities today, be intentional with your thoughts—whether it is just for a few moments or a longer period of time.
Lord, teach me to value your way of doing things above all other ways.