When the bird of thought was let go!

(A.W. Tozer)

Anyone who wishes to check on his true spiritual condition may do so, by noting what his voluntary thoughts have been over the last hours or days.

What has he thought about, when free to think of whatever he pleased?
Toward what has his inner heart turned, when it was free to turn wherever it desired?

When the bird of thought was let go, did it fly out like the raven to settle upon floating carcasses—or did it like the dove circle and return again to the ark of God?

Such a test is easy to run, and if we are honest with ourselves—we can discover not only what we are, but what we are going to become. We will soon be the sum of our voluntary thoughts!