Whoa, yard sale season begins today all over the plains. We have two or three even in our little town. Okay, so the title might be a bit obscure this morning. Maybe you even thought something like, "Yow, he's gone loopy, must be older today." Well, yes, I am that. The funny thing is that I don't feel any loopier than yesterday. Ah well, gotta soldier on in the army of Christ.
Leave a battery too long in a device and it is most likely that an acid leak will in time destroy that device. This occurs to me this morning because I found just such a device last night. I couldn't help but think of those thoughts that do much the same thing. If a wrongful thought enters the mind - and we have so much help in this world with thinking those sorts of thoughts in the first place - we are to resist and reject the thought with all our might, and then call upon the might of our Lord in prayer. However, we don't always accomplish this little sequence of mind cleansing.
One time the thought is attractive to us and we want to entertain the fantasy for a while. We must remember that the wages sin pays out are deadly to us. Another time the thought may not be attractive, but the tempter wants us to dwell on it for a while until we fall into fear. The Bible tells us that resisting the devil will cause him to flee from us. Using the name of Jesus is resistance of the good kind too. We also have an affliction common in our land in these dark times: the thoughts that remain and return from some trauma. The incident(s) may have been emotional, physical, financial, spiritual, or some combination of all of the above. Those thoughts sink in deeply and we need help before that wrongful thought acid eats us away. Fortunately, Jesus is just the help we need; and He comes with our brothers and sisters in Christ, Christian counselors, His Holy Spirit, and maybe even a Christian writer or two to help out.
Indeed, in all things we have more help than the enemy would have us recall in a time of difficulty.In the name of Christ Jesus!