Friday, August 1, 2008

Penny For Your Thoughts

It's the thought that counts.  This is a phrase that I learned growing up and thought it was some unwritten guideline that people should try to live by to be more thankful.  After all, it doesn't matter how people help, give, respond or even treat each other, it's all about their thoughts, right? Thoughts are great!  Who hasn't heard the phrase "our thoughts are with you" while facing struggles, trials or life changing events.  Don't read me wrong; I think it's great to have others thinking of me... as long as those thoughts are followed with an action.  I must admit that I am guilty of this on, well, just about a daily basis.  Part of me is ashamed to admit that, but it's true. Thoughts of loved ones, friends, leaders, students, and ministry families come to mind but I become to occupied with "stuff" and put no actions to my thoughts.  I recently have been challenged to put my "thoughts into action" and follow through with some of the "tugs" my head and heart often experience when people come to mind.  I am reminded from God's Word that others will know I have a personal relationship with Christ by my love (the verb) not my thoughts. I pray that you will put your thoughts into action for those you love, serve and lead!
Living for Jesus & Loving it!


Troy said...

Thanks for your thoughts! You have a way with words, I understand the "message" you are giving. I can't thank you enough for you reminding me to care, again.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thanks Todd