Hear, O earth! Behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people—The fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words nor My law, but rejected it. Jeremiah 6:19
This morning as I was journaling, I began to write about Gods Word and how I love thinking on Him and His faithfulness. He led me to look up ‘my thoughts’ and I ran across this verse in Jeremiah. The part that jumped out at me was, “The fruit of their thoughts.”
I felt the Lord begin to teach me, “Whatever you constantly think on will yield fruit, good or bad. When you magnify My Word and it becomes what you think on and speak about, it may seem strange to the world and they can’t ‘relate’ to you, but the fruit you will bear will speak of Me. It’s easy to think on what you see, the world is ruled by their thoughts, but you must train yourself to think on what you read.”
John 15:8 says, “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” So if our thoughts yield fruit, then perhaps that is why we have what we have. Perhaps you can better relate to the following: ‘What if I lost my home?’, ‘What if there’s disease in my body?’, ‘What if I lost my job?’, ‘What if I never get married?’, ‘What if my house catches on fire?’ We don’t just think these thoughts, we entertain them.
We play out each scenario until we’re sick with worry. It’s not easy to retrain yourself to think right, but if we want to change the fruit, we must change our thoughts. That is how change begins, one thought at a time. Romans 1:21 “because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
Father, open the eyes of our heart that we may know Your truth, meditate on Your truth and be fruitful to bring You glory.