The “Feel Good” Factor

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he”
(Proverbs 23:7)

What do “thinking” and “Feeling Good”
Have in common?
I would like to suggest – very little!

I say that since “Feeling Good”
Usually has something to do with
Entertainment or with being amused

Something happens that stirs up
Good emotions within us
That make us “Feel Good”
Gives us a “Buzz”

The fact, or notion, that this “feeling”
Comes from something or someone else
That is done for us
Requires no thought process, on our part
Other than to choose to receive

Amusement or more particularly
The word “amuse” is made up of two parts
“Muse” means to think or indeed
Have deep thought about something
And when you put an “A” at the beginning
Of a word, it implies the exact opposite
Or it makes the word a negative

So if “Muse” means to think
Then “Amuse” means NOT to think

Therefore, why do we choose
So often to seek entertainment
Rather than spending time with God?

Amusement is part of entertainment
And so requires NO thinking on our part

But when we seek God
It requires thought and effort

Proverbs 23:7 says a wise thing:
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he”

If we find ourselves “Empty”
Might it be that we are seeking
Entertainment, rather than seeking Him?

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