This morning as I was praying and studying, the telephone rang and it was a robotic call so I hung up. Next, I thought of the junk mail we get and have to toss. Then I thought of unwanted thoughts suggesting a lack of good somewhere in my life. They are all the same. I don’t have to listen to a call or order something I don’t want or need so I don’t need to “buy into” a false belief that doesn’t come from God!
We had recently made a road trip and driven several hours in the car for the last two days and when I got out of bed this morning, I felt stiff and achy. As I studied and prayed this morning, I thought this stiffness was due to riding in the car for hours. Not true, I don’t have to take this as a reality anymore than I have to sell our house just because we get realty ads in the mail!
Philippians 4:6-7 states “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”