The Meandering Mind
Today I spent some time going from store to store to be “the balloon lady.” Generally I turn the car radio to the Moody station and half listen and half think. Today I left the radio silent. I wanted time to think and to pray.
Random thought 1: “I sure am glad for protection while I drive on this interstate.” That thought wandered to yesterday’s Bible class and thanksgiving. While some in the group were giving pious answers, I piped up with, “I’m thankful my car started.” So, today I was taking mental note on how many times that you, Jesus, Thank You . . . crosses my mind. I should have carried a note pad.
Random thought 2: Does it matter that Mitt Romney follows the Mormon faith? Not any worse than no faith, or Muslim leanings. Then my mind wandered into prayer for him.
Random thought 3: “I wonder why God created helium. Surely it is for more than making folks happy with a lasting balloon—right? Then my mind wandered off to thinking about Creationism. That was a pleasant time of thinking.
Random thought 4: “Why does the company for which I inflate and merchandise balloons treat me like an ignoramus? I stewed on that one while I was entering my reports for the day. One would think that if a rep stays with them three years there should be a raise, maybe?
Random thought 5: We all have handicaps of some sort. I’m short. That meandered to handicapped parking to step stools to a painting job, going to Lowes, and on and on!
Summary: There are many more paths my mind traveled today. What’s important is to ask myself—were my thoughts and meditations of my heart acceptable in God’s sight? Psalm 19:14 is the litmus test.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.”
How about your random thoughts today?
Post Script: Random thought 6: I like spell check. However, it did not catch when I used to instead of for. Stop it, Karyl. Just stop it!