Undissipated godly thoughts

As quoted on Some Thoughts:

For even though our eyes, in whatever direction they may turn, are compelled to gaze upon God’s works, yet we see how changeable is our attention, and how swiftly are dissipated any godly thoughts that may touch us.

– From John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, I.xiv.2.

Man, ain’t that the truth!

Some undissipated godly thoughts would be wonderful. I think those long neglected disciplines of meditation, stillness, and silence perhaps hold the key.

Praying for undissipated meditation on the One most deserving of our attentions today . . .

“Be still . . .

. . . and know that I am God.

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!”

– Psalm 46:10 (ESV)

[Hat Tip: Gratitude & Hoopla]

2 thoughts on “Undissipated godly thoughts

  1. I don’t remember where, I think it was online somewhere, I read the CS Lewis quote from MC recently that stated man’s biggest struggle is to wake up every morning and push away the thoughts of all that must be done for that day and recognize God first and surrender to Him for that day.

    I’ve badly misquoted and paraphrased, but it is not too dissimilar from what this post is about. A very worthy thought.

    Every once in a while, however, I get an undissipated thought without even being still. It sticks with me throught a day – or even longer. These things consistently nag at my flesh and recall me to the desires of God. I like these times.

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