Friday, July 22, 2011

"FAN THE FLAME" FRIDAY - Contemplate

Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.

This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)

Just a word and a phrase, a sentence or a question...just a little something to "fan the flame" of your creativity!

Today's word: contemplate

What does the word contemplate mean to you?

What things do you contemplate?

What things do you think God wants us to contemplate?

Let me know what you think!!

"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

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  1. Well I will have to contemplate on that.

    Right now I am contemplating on the "I will" that are written in the Bible. God is opening my eyes to how He is God and He does what he He would speak "I will" and so many times it was never earned, it was because He is God.

  2. Contemplate means to think over for a while. Lots of things I'm contemplating at this moment in my life.

  3. Blessings my precious Sharon... I will have to contemplate on this one for awhile...

    And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
    2 Corinthians 3:17-18

    So as I ponder carefully, thoughtfully and attentively... I'll mull over what God may want me to meditate on... but from the big to the small minuet details, I know that I have thought at great length about many things in my life:
    spiritually, emotionally, psychologically and some physical things... but God's Word or what others say about God and His Word causes me to THINK deeply and sometimes superficially but in moments like these, I prefer to hear God speak.

    So, I'll contemplate... and reflect on this. When I first looked for a verse, it (Google and Bible Gateway or maybe it was Biblos) gave me a verse with JUDGE... so I thought, how does "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God." and 'contemplate' have in common. Because I would never have thought of JUDGE with CONTEMPLATE.

    Chewing this over... Peace, love and JOY,

  4. Thank you for sharing this timely post. You are so right.

  5. I think for me the word that most closely resembles "contemplate" is ponder. To me it's thinking with wonder. Trying to figure out something that I'll never fully be able to understand - and yet, the thinking itself does something to my soul.

    I have been "contemplating" the meaning of God's will lately. How it is that really difficult circumstances and challenges can really be part of His ultimate purpose. I contemplate the meaning of suffering - and ponder how this struggle will have a good outcome.

    When I contemplate God, I am left with more questions than answers. But, I am left with The Answer - and He is enough, I believe, to contemplate forever!



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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