My dear friend Kezia writes of seven things that cross her mind a lot. She is one of the kindest, most caring people I know. I think she would do almost anything for almost anyone. Read this and you’ll see what I mean.
7 Things That Frequently Cross My Mind
- If only they had Jesus. I live in a city, and from my front window I can watch quite a few people pass by. From anywhere in my house I can sometimes hear the family across the wall or the people up the street. I interact with different girls from the city in my teen Bible class. And over and over again I wish I could somehow show them that Jesus really can make their life better! Teach me, dear Lord.
- That should be painted! I paint furniture for a hobby. Once you see and experience the different paint can make on an old outdated piece of furniture, you’d think that too! I can’t help it, every time I see an old or past-its-prime piece of wood I immediately start envisioning what I could do with it. (Confession: Sometimes I sit in church and imagine what all I could do with the pulpit.)
- I love you so much. I’m married to my very best friend. So of course this thought crosses my mind a lot. It might be when he’s about to leave, when he comes home after a long day, when he does something for me, when he puts his arm around me in church, and many other times.
- Why did God bless me so much? When I start thinking of all God has done for me, or start counting my blessings, or look at the people around me who’s lives are full of misery, fighting, and so much sadness, or think of my dear friends who have lost someone very important to them, then this thought crosses my mind. And I think of the words of Jesus, “Freely you have received, freely give.”
- I wish I could do more. I have a tendency to want to fix people’s problems. At times when I see a tired mom, hear a child crying, or hear about a sad situation, or maybe when I see a homeless guy on the street corner, begging for “anything.” That’s when I wish I could do more.
- I wonder what’s going on in their life. I love people watching. When you can observe between a crack in a blind you can stare unnoticed. (Yes, I have to admit I do that.) That’s when you can observe facial expressions, body language, and even lip read. I like making up stories in my head and trying to figure out their life. Sometimes I breathe a prayer for them as well.
- What could I make for supper? Every day this crosses my mind. Sometimes I’ll think it in the morning and won’t have the question answered until about an hour before my hard-working , ravenous husband comes home. 🙂