May 31, 2011 Just too Blessed to be Depressed

Nothing earth-shaking happened today. I love being around my great nieces. They are a hoot and make me laugh. And they laugh at my jokes. Who could ask for anything better than that? Talked to 2 of my bestest friends today on the phone instead of typing at them….LOL I guess God decided to take it easy on me today. So I could keep this entry short. We have some rather nasty weather moving in so I will need to shut down my computer before it gets here. I am going to relay my daily devotional to you instead. It is very pertinent with some of the emails and conversations that I have had today. Gotta love Charles Stanley!

May 31, 2011
Walking in the Word
PSALM 119:97-104

People make a lot of decisions on any given day. Most choices present themselves quickly, leaving little time to weigh pros and cons. So we “go with our gut.” However, believers who desire to walk wisely through the perils of this world require something more reliable than flesh-based instinct. We need godly knowledge and principles to guide us, which is why we must meditate on the Word.

I mention meditating on Scripture often in my writing and preaching—and for good reason. The Bible is the key to knowing God and following His will. Believers simply cannot neglect spending time poring over its words. If you want to be certain of God’s perspective on an issue, you go to the source book to fill your mind with truth.

All of us have a sort of grid around our minds. It’s made up of the principles we were taught as children, the habits we’ve formed, and the information we accept as true. New knowledge coming our way passes through that grid and is either assimilated or rejected. Think about TV commercials—those persuasive ads full of beautiful people are designed to steal past your mind’s defenses. Well, the Devil has the same goal of getting past your grid and gaining a mental and spiritual foothold.

Some of the darts that Satan aims at your mind seem harmless or even good—that’s why “going with your gut” is so dangerous. A mental grid plastered with biblical truth is essential for Christians, because it identifies and rejects whatever is sinful, poorly timed, or simply not fit for God’s children.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Joyce Gerald/EM
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 05:38:13

    Some of the darts that Satan aims at your mind seem harmless or even good—that’s why “going with your gut” is so dangerous. A mental grid plastered with biblical truth is essential for Christians, because it identifies and rejects whatever is sinful, poorly timed, or simply not fit for God’s children.+++
    This is so right on!!!

    Going with my GUT can only lead me into serious trouble..Living by the word will bring trials and tribulations sometimes, but that is what the Lord said would happen. Better to suffer for the kingdom’s sake rather than “living by my gut!”

    Thank you for this post.. I needed it very much after my interesting day yesterday!

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