Reflections and Poetry

Gracious Thoughts: a reflection

But GOD is changing me, bit-by-bit, so that I am more a reflection of His grace-full person. 

Some people are so nice

Have you ever noticed that some people seem so sweet, nice? You know, you’d think they never have a nasty thought about anything nor about anyone.

I’m not naturally inclined to be nice in that way. I’d like to be. And so, I was so pleased recently, as I was driving my car and thinking about another driver who was being inconveniently and unnecessarily slow (from my point of view), I thought to myself,

“Gracious thoughts, Sarah.” 

I thought for a moment, and then I said aloud, “Gracious thoughts. That driver is doing just fine the way he is.”

And in a nutshell, I realised the basic difference between truly nice people and me is, they have gracious thoughts. 

So, I’ve already begun to practise changing thoughts of annoyance or disturbance to thoughts of grace. I am better for it, I am certainly happier for it, and I am being changed.

I may never be as truly nice as some other people I’ve met. 

But GOD is changing me, bit-by-bit, so that I am more a reflection of His grace-full person. 

So, I encourage us all, to transform our thinking “by the renewing of our minds” (Romans 12:2) and choose to be gracious to others, not only in our actions but in our thoughts as well.


6 replies on “Gracious Thoughts: a reflection”

Thank you Sarah. I am unwell at the moment and tending towards fear anxiety. Your word was a challenge to me.x

Dear Jane,
You are brave to write in and with such sincerity. I pray for a full recovery for you and that you will be the stronger and more resilient for overcoming the illness. In Jesus, I ask for healing for you.

Bless you, dear sister Jennifer. The LORD provides wisdom as we need and as we seek Him. Praise GOD for your situation being supported. May you always be an overcoming!

I have gracious thoughts, because I always try to walk in another’s moccasin’s verses my own daily. This helps me to see the heart of others, and give them the grace they need as I grow on … love and hugs Sarah

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