I am committed to a Wednesday blog posting – I think because I have invested time and money in a blogsite, I should be committed to fresh material at least weekly. My personal opinion – no darts being thrown here! So, on Tuesdays I usually begin focusing on the post. I always say to the Lord, “If You don’t give me something then I have nothing to say and Lord, You know I don’t want to ramble unless YOU lead me to do that.”
My sweet niece, DebraWho (my nickname for her), sends me an instant message every Wednesday morning, “Blog time!” This morning I replied with, “Pondering!” And, wham! bam! Holy Spirit said, “Are you pondering or wandering?”
Akin to being suspended or hung. That rather hits the nail on the head for me. As a born-anew, believer in Jesus Christ, I want to be decisive. I want my yes to be yes and my no to be no. I am coming to think one can “over-ponder” and when that happens the mind, the heart, the thoughts begin to….
Whoa, horses! Instant conviction of heart and mind. Am I guilty of wandering? Take note of meaning 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7. YIKES! Lord, forgive me if these things are true of my recent conduct. I want my life to be purposeful and pleasing before YOU. I want my life to be lived outward, not inward.
And your sons shall be wanderers in the wilderness for forty years and bear the fruit of your infidelity…Numbers 14.33
O! Lord, I do not want to be in this desert place!
But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2.19
Healthy pondering led Mary to the heartache of Calvary and the victory of Pentecost!
When you hear my ponderings turn to wanderings, please remind me of this post – promise me you will do this!