The Lord brought Phillipians 4:8 to my mind today.
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virture, and if there gbe any praise, think on these things." (KJV)
I know why...see, I have these incessant headaches. Seems like I ALWAYS have a headache. After I was diagnosed with diabetes, I assumed that the headaches were related to the whole blood sugar thing. But I have been working on that issue and attempting to eat foods that won't raise it too much. I still have headaches.
Today, when I was thinking about the stinking ache in my head, I started wondering if perhaps I have a tumor or something strange like that. God immediately slapped me silly and gave me Philippians 4:8.
I committed that Scripture to memory many years ago while teaching Stars in our Missionette Program at church. Often times I have recited it and reminded myself that I need to be a positive person.
Today, however, it was a kick in the seat of my pants. How dare that dirty ol' devil try to make me think such thoughts...a tumor...no way! I am a child of the King and I have no tumor. I have a headache...perhaps it's related to the diabetes or perhaps I just have a headache!
I will not be bullied by the devil. He has one job in this world and that is to steal, kill and destroy! He will not steal my joy. He will not kill me. He will not destroy my life! I belong to God. "Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world!" (1 John 4:4b)
Walking the walk and talking the talk,