New day greetings dear family! Here we are pondering again together!!! I sooo love this time we have together to ponder the good things of our Father’s Word to us!!! My Father speaks to me this morning about holding on to that which is good in life. Each one of us who have faith in Jesus are His holy temple in which His Holy Spirit dwells. What a privilege and honor that is to carry about with us the King of kings and the Lord of lords! I chuckle as I think about how we might be in our houses if we knew that the most important dignitary in the world was going to visit our home. I can imagine that we would all want to have our house in good order! My Father speaks to me of the similarity to having Him dwell in us as His holy temple. He is deserving of nothing less than what we would do for royal dignitaries visiting us. In fact, He deserves more – our best!!! He brings to me the thought today “Do we fill the holy temple of us with junky thoughts or thoughts that are in order with His holiness and righteousness?” It is said of Mary, the mother of Jesus, that as she heard and experienced the good things the Shepherds that visited Jesus in the manger said concerning her son, “Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
Choosing what we fill our thought lives with makes a difference on our outlook moving forward as our Father’s children! As the Apostle Paul did, so let us put behind us the past and move forward with the new and divine. We can all look at Paul and see that this choice was a good one for his life. There were times he shared of his past experience if it helped move victory for Jesus forward and we can all certainly learn good from our past experiences, but Paul chose not to dwell continually on past mistakes. This seems a good thing to do in each of our lives as well, precious saints! Our Father’s Word says this about our thought life:
“Rejoice in the Lord always.”
“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.”
Oh, I’m a gal wanting to move forward in life victoriously as Paul did and as Mary did, holding on to the good things of Jesus to ponder and treasure! What are the good things about your life and those around you that can be pondered and treasured in your heart? I’m a gal seeking to ponder all those good things with ya!!! Let’s treasure life with Jesus where we are today!!! Much love to you all – you are a treasure!!!!
Luke 2:16-19; Philippians 4:4-8