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Forsaking Our Thoughts And Ways, To Know God

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.. Isaiah 55:7-9

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Our Relationship With God is Affected By Our Thoughts

On 4-1-2008 the Mature Family and Single Adult class considered and discussed the following question: “What are the things that are ruining people’s relationship with God and their ability to have a relationship with him?” and “What can be done about it?” These are a very “broad” questions that could span many areas of people’s lives and their attitudes. During the time of our class the discussion seemed to polarize around four main “themes”:

1. How we think and meditate
2. Being unselfish and willing to practice self-denial
3. Faithfulness – being true to our first love
4. Avoiding worldliness and worldly philosophies

The class started first by considering the hindrances of wrong thinking. Thoughts that we meditate on can be damaging to a relationship.

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