thoughts have consequences

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We find it 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?

thoughts have consequences
contemplate
think this through
the thoughts embraced
soon form the base
of what becomes
a worldview
so if you then think the wrong things
and pondering
there you stay
do not be surprised
if the way devised
will darken the path to gray
clouding the understanding
holding you under its spell
no truth to defend
all’s well-
you pretend
though dark is the end of the trail

when He 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 the way
it will clear the understanding
the fog lifting more each day
no need for pretense
this path makes more sense
and purpose
replaces
dismay

thoughts have consequences
contemplate
think this through

~JD Collier

“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)

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.”Phil 4:8-9

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