This morning as I pray about the world, I am reminded of the carnal mind in Romans 8:7 which reads “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” Isn’t this the same mind that attempts to come in to tell us we are not smart enough, good enough, well enough, etc. ? Just as we should be aware of fake news, we should be aware of this type of thinking; refute it, remove it and replace it with the Truth about us. We are made in the image and likeness of God; perfect, whole, pure, spotless, innocent, etc. God being the only Creator, looked at all He ever made and said it was very Good.
Philippians 4:4-6 states “Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Today, I had another fake call claiming to be from the IRS with intention of frightening me. Even after knowing it was false, there appeared a heaviness in my thought. Immediately, I turned to God and Hebrews 12:3 which reads “Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” If I do not address this kind of thinking, it becomes overwhelming and goes from the subtle serpent in Genesis to the raging dragon in Revelations.
Knowing this is not about me but the opportunity to know more about God and my relationship to Him. Only Spiritual growth is going on as I tend to these matters and I am grateful.
Fake news has become a common phrase that we hear daily. People are discussing whether or not to believe what they are hearing or reading. There is more and more frustration being exhibited because of this, when actually, this could be a good thing. ICorinthians 2:5 states “Your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” Doesn’t that tell us to not be dismayed but keep our focus on what God knows. God remains in control. This is His universe, not some man in office here or there. Of course, praying for that office is important but we need not get wrapped up in personalities. God is in control and this is apparent when our thoughts begin with God/Love. God is Love. Today I will help my fellowman by staying alert and listening for inward guidance.