thoughts have consequences

It is so easy to just let life happen without realizing the consequences of what we ponder and the endpoints of the paths that we allow our minds to follow. Our minds (and hearts) are always traveling down paths and listening. But what paths are they on and to whom are they listening?

a teaching rhyme
by JD Collier

thoughts have consequences
contemplate
think this through
the thoughts you embrace
they soon form the base
of what becomes
your worldview
so if you then think the wrong things
and pondering
there you stay
do not be surprised
if the way devised
will darken your path to gray
it will cloud your understanding
and hold you under its spell
you try
you pretend
you even defend
yet dark
is the end of the trail

when His is the way that you trod
the path becomes level and firm
the truth of God’s word
embracingly heard
enlightens you while you learn
as His thoughts envelop your mind
and pondering
there you stay
you’ll not be surprised
and could have surmised
that God’s lamp will light your way
it will clear your understanding
the fog lifting more each day
no need for pretense
this path makes more sense
and purpose
replaces
dismay

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight; keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them. . . Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.” Prov. 4:20-22, 26 (NIV)

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