I’m trying to think warm thoughts, as this weather is only making my toes into little icicles. Not warm thoughts like fuzzy cliches, but warm thoughts like happy thoughts, things that make me forget about being cold. Today I watched “Eat Pray Love.” It was a very enjoyable movie with some quotable lines and a lot of truth mixed in with a bunch of different worldviews.
To me, the significant thing about this interchange is that Liz had not had any single time before this. She was always with some guy or another. But she didn’t need just another guy. She needed a champion. I think that’s awesome encouragement for girls who are still waiting to find their other half. Wait for a champion.
Liz receives this piece of advice (among many) during the movie: “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”
This advice is not coming from the perspective of a Christ-follower, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Personally, I have a tendency to be so focused on my actions I forget to guard my thoughts. A very wise older woman told this to me, “Thoughts are exceedingly important to God.” She quoted to me 2 Corinthians 10:5b, “Take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ” I have to retrain my brain.