Duped by World Thought

While thinking about joy and beauty, I am reminded of the hundreds of advertisements and commercials showing happy people who take certain medicines or even the perfect-looking couples who have invested correctly and are enjoying their life fully, or joyous-looking families eating the right foods at a meal!  We are bombarded with these images constantly.  Often, we want to compare our life with those pictures and when they just don’t compare, we think we have failed.  How very ridiculous is that kind of thinking, but we all do it from time to time; some more than others.

John 10:10 reads “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  Those advertisements and commercials are the thieves that come to mesmerize and hypnotize us into thinking we need what they are selling.  Not true.  Our prosperity, beauty and joy come from within and only from Godlike thinking.  Today I will be alert to what I am thinking!  I will choose joy that cannot be taken from me.

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The Stepford Wives

Some years ago, I recall a book and movie entitled “The Stepford Wives” which depicted this town with robotic women who had perfect homes, humanly perfect appearances and not a human care in the world.  Not only was this frightening to me, but boring as well.  The reality is that we live in a Spiritually perfect world but we are to see through God’s eyes which are love.  Sometimes there is a temptation to want everything to be perfect humanly, but that can never happen and the material senses will never make sense.  Keeping our focus on God is the only way to see perfection, which will never have imperfection of any kind.

Romans 8:15-16 reads “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.”  The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”  This means spiritually, not materially.

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