December 29, 2020

Bob Maas
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:5
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:8-9

One of the deceptive things I have discovered about my mind is that perceived reality can be more powerful than actual fact. Many times, without trying to imagine negative thoughts, they enter my mind. Then, if I am not aware of what is happening, they form a chain of judgments that lead to more disturbing assumptions that don’t have anything to do with the truth. I am so grateful that just a simple turn in the Lord’s direction always begins the way of escape and it isn’t long before I am back in harmony with Him. The humor of it all, as I become the observer of the lies, is entertaining and amusing. I am so grateful that the longer I walk with Him, the less time I must endure the anxiety of my unhealthy imagination. I now realize that simply the awareness of His presence enables me to live in freedom from the illusions of darkness.