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What have you got on your mind?

I was tempted to skip this post and bring you something else but every time I tried to bypass this message, I felt that some of my readers needed to hear this. If this is for you, enjoy.

So back to today’s question, ‘what have you got on your mind? I guess the real question is what long-term dream do you have in mind? Let’s consider the scriptures.

“And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in his mind” (Genesis 37:11).

“And Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:15).

Both Mary and Jacob kept these matters in their hearts. My guess is that they periodically thought about these promises. Whenever an incident occurred similar to the promise, I guess their minds wandered to what God had said – wondering whether this was the time for manifestation. I believe their faith was kept active. God had spoken and the words had to come to pass.

Memory and understanding were involved. God had spoken, faith was applied. You almost want to be in the minds of these two people to know what was going on inside. Did they periodically bring these promises to the surface of their minds wondering when God was going to fulfil them?

Pondering means there is an exercise involved here. This was no passive process. The word ponder means to meditate, to consider, to weigh, to hold in balance. While Jacob pondered about Joseph, Mary pondered about Jesus. Both of these people had a ’sure’ word from God – something about the future that was going to happen.

There are things that God has spoken to us and promised us. Are you pondering them in your mind? Deep in the recesses of our hearts are possibly words that God has spoken to us and that we are still pondering on.

Maybe there are things that you have been holding on to, waiting for God’s manifestation. Perhaps, as with both of these characters, there are mysteries that are to be pondered and discerned in prayer and silence and not to be proclaimed from the housetops. Constant pondering and treasuring of the things of God should remain in our hearts.

Are you praying for a manifestation of what you have in your mind and asking for its manifestation? There is always a timing for the manifestation of God’s word – until then you need to keep on pondering things in your heart and mind. Both Mary and Jacob experienced the fulfilment of God’s words. I believe that you will too.

Today’s post may be shorter than usual but I hope it has encouraged you to keep on pondering.

So until I appear again in your inbox with more insight from the scriptures, stay blessed.



About the Author: Ola Aroyehun

Ola Aroyehun editor of The Christian Business and Professional Magazine: a magazine dedicated to helping Christians apply biblical principles to their professional lives.

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