Make room

“In his pride the wicked man does not seek Him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God”  Psalm 10:4 (NIV)

‘Wicked’ is a pretty intense word used here. I don’t consider myself ‘wicked’ when I go several days without seeking God, but the point being made here is well taken. He wants so badly to bless us that it seems to make Him frustrated when we don’t seek, and think about Him.

We need to pay attention to what we think about. We need to take on a second set of eyes to watch and evaluate the thoughts that stream through our minds. I’m convinced that the more “room for God” that we make, the more fulfilled He is able to make us. Our mind is vital, and is a serious battlefield if we choose to allow God and His principles to invade it. He can redirect how we view others, enjoyment, our direction and purpose, how special we are to Him, raising a family, dealing with hard times and hurtful people…

A classic scene on Spongebob with his goofy Starfish buddy stating; “The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma [thought bubble for Patrick shows a carton of milk tipping over and spilling]. The ever-messing up sidekick shows his thoughts of failures and mistakes, then lives them out.

“Making room for God” entails taking time to read devotions and the Bible, listening to faith-filled teachers, thinking about God and His ways, confessing thoughts of hate, lust, and self pity, then praying for His thoughts to infect our minds. Nobody can do this all at once. Just beginning the process is the key, then slowly building good thinking habits. And when we go awhile without any attempts of “room for God”, start over!


Heavenly Father, I know their is a battle for my mind. Help me to keep starting this process over of “making room” and continuing to figure out Your thoughts laid out in Your bible. Allow me to allow You to impact my thinking. I want that true fulfillment that only You can bring. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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