A Battle for the Mind
Genesis 1:1 (NIV) “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
When we are born, we are all the same, nurtured in the womb and given birth into a wicked and sinful world. We are all subject to temptation.
We do not know, nor can we conceive, fathom or understand what God has in store for his children.
1 Corinthians 2:11 (CSV) “For who knows a person’s thoughts except his spirit within him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”
Last night while listening to a sermon on television by Pastor T. D. Jakes about not being anxious for anything struck a chord with me. In a nutshell he said we are so busy worrying about what might be that we cannot enjoy what God has given us today.
Matthew 6:27 (NASB) “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
He said the devil is after your mind. He will rob you of the joy of today by causing you to worry about tomorrow.
Matthew 6:34 (NLT) “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
As I said this got me to thinking about what we are experiencing in America in 2018. We have division, strife and anxiety over any and everything. We have rumblings from the left and from the right. We have wars and rumors of wars across the globe.
We forget or do not know or have forgotten the words of this old Sunday School song:
“This is the day.
This is the day that the Lord has made.
That the Lord has made.
I will rejoice!
I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Didn’t Jesus tell us not to worry or be fretful about anything in life?
Matthew 6:24-25 (NIV) “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
There are strongmen flexing their military, political and religious muscles attempting to position and posture themselves as all-important as they control the minds and bodies of people.
We must submit ourselves to God and ease our minds by trusting and knowing that God has everything under control. – I am the Real Truckmaster!