Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Take Every Thought Captive



I woke up this morning pondering a bit of fear I was feeling over potentially getting sick.  I think it is because of the quarantine and stay at home orders, and the way life has so quickly become 'dangerous.' 

I don't want to think this way, and I do limit my intake of news, but I am realizing I need to be even more limiting, even in conversations with other people, because their concerns and fears affect me.

 I was praying about it as I began my morning, and the verse about taking every thought captive came to mind.  A captive is one who is under the control of someone or something else.

I think this is a good practice during these unprecedented days.  I will work to take every thought captive to the truth.



The truth is that God is with us, He will never leave us or forsake us.  He already has numbered our days, He hides us in the shelter of His wings, He fights for us.

King David said in the Psalms - 

In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.  (4:8)


And - 

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
    my glory, and the lifter of my head.   (3:3)



I want to walk in freedom from fear, so that I may be used by God to meet needs.

I hope you all are well.

Do you remember the little wee girl I had you pray for a few months back, maybe even in the late autumn?  This family has the virus, and with three medically fragile kids the mom was taking extra precautions.  However, the medically fragile kids have a mild case, the mom and the other kids who have it are okay, too.  The mom had the worst case, as she had pneumonia also.  *Update* one of the medically fragile kids has pneumonia know.  Please pray!

God is with them and He is with us, too.

7 comments:

  1. I think that our minds are reeling with the constantly changing news and protocol. We don't even have time to adjust to one thing before something else changes. Thank you for bringing us this reminder this morning . . . to take every thought captive. It is so comforting to know that He has numbered our days!

    Thanking the Lord with you that your friends are recovering from the coronavirus.

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  2. God has NOT given us a spirit of fear. Jesus conquered, and he says, "follow me"! It IS a battle, but one we are sure to get victory in! There are so many encouraging articles on activechristianity.org. I keep thinking, "Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good..."(Rom 12:9)
    Della

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  3. Beautiful header! Bright, cheerful, springy, and just lovely!

    So sorry to learn about the family with so many needs getting hit with this virus and very glad to read that they are doing much better. Praying for their total healing.

    As for the news...you do well to limit it. I take mine from trusted sources only. As for others, I talk some down from the ledge on a nearly daily basis. We really do need to guard our hearts and minds and mouths!

    Thanks to your chickens for being such a fun bunch. I love to see them visit. 😁

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  4. I fully understand the feeling you are having. Keeping in prayer.

    P.S. Love the chickens! And I also love your new header here, smiles.

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  5. Praise God for your good report on that family! We forget that a diagnosis isn't necessarily a death sentence!
    Yes, keeping scripture in our hearts and on our tongues helps!

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  6. Praying for that family. The virus is hitting so many. I too am praying my way through this scary time. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  7. Yes, I limit my intake of the news also! So many people need prayers, glad we are able to still do that out in the open (although a few people seem to take offense when we mention God).
    On another note completely, love your new header and the new way to see your Blog...all at one time! Spring is so pretty this year.

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