When I was a little girl I can remember believing that if I crashed the TV set in, I would be right in the presence of Donny Osmond with his purple socks and microphone. I guess I thought I would let him out and he would climb right into my living room. It's a good thing I never acted on that belief.
I believed that if I wrapped my blanket around my wrist at night, if someone came in to kidnap me, my blanket would be drug with me. Therefore no one would see my jammies.
I believed it was stupid to believe in the devil who had red horns and a pitch fork.
Thinking on these things reminds me of 1 Corinthians 13:11 "When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things."
When I was a child, that is how I thought because I was -- A CHILD. Now you would think since I am no longer a child my thinking would be sooooo much different. Of course I know that I cant bust into a television set to see movie stars... (TV's are way too skinny now anyway.) I know that I don't have to wrap myself up so no one will see my jammies and I am pretty sure I am not going to be kidnapped. I no longer think it is stupid to believe in the devil. he is out to kill, steal, and destroy me and mine. (These days I dont think he has red horns and a pitch fork by the way.) But what are some of the things I think on that are just as childish? Even though we grow up we still sometimes hang on to childish attitudes, dont we?
This is a reminder to think about what we are thinking about! LOL Philippians 4:8 tells us to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure and lovely. Sometimes I think on things like I did when I was a child. Sometimes I think on things that arent those things in Philippians 4:8. When we begin to pay attention to the things we think about, and when we start to think on these things in this scripture, we find ourselves in a much better mood. We find ourselves with a better attitude. We find ourselves more pleasing to our God, our Father, our creator. Verse 12 of 1 Corinthians 13 tells us that even as we grow we dont see all of God. We dont see things perfectly clearly or fully. That explains our tendency to think things that arent the best way to think.
But there will be a day when we will see our Lord face to face! It will then all be crystal clear. Oh what a day!