When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm. How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us? God sends angels with special orders to protect you wherever you go, defending you from all harm. If you walk into a trap, they’ll be there for you and keep you from stumbling. You’ll even walk unharmed among the fiercest powers of darkness, trampling every one of them beneath your feet! For here is what the Lord has spoken to me: “Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face. I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast. You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you. For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!” Psalm 91:9-16 TPT
I felt that since we took most of the first part of this Psalm yesterday, we’d take the rest of it today. I’ve called this post, ‘Your Mind Sanitizer.’ because although it’s important to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer in this season, it’s more important to sanitize your mind.
I was recently at the hospital waiting for the physical therapist to arrive and instruct me on the home care routine. As he walked into the room, he squirted a generous amount of hand sanitizer in his hands and rubbed them together as he talked. As he turned and left the room to read something, he repeated this procedure. Two minutes later he reentered the room and once again, hand sanitizer. Forgot something…..yep, once again.
This was repeated 6 times (12 generous squirts) in and out of the room within a 10 minute window. It took everything in me not to burst out laughing because he was in such a habit of doing this routine, that he wasn’t even aware that part of the stuff was spilling onto the floor because it couldn’t absorb into his hands. Not only that, but he could hardly pass one in the hallway without doing it again. A bit obsessive I thought, but I get it.
Here’s what I don’t get–why don’t we do this with our minds. In this day and age, I think a little bit of obsessive mind sanitizing is in order. Paul tells us in his letter to the Philippians (4:8) that we are to think on certain things, and fear is not one of them, neither is sickness, pain, lack or loneliness.
Jesus told us that in this world we would face trials and tribulations, but we should always remember that He overcame the world so that we could too. That should give us joy right there. Whatever we face, we don’t need to run away in fear, we can stand up against it knowing it can’t come near us, or our homes or families.
Taking a good dose of the Word in the morning and the evening is the equivalent of washing your mind with the water of the word. It’s like taking vitamin C as a way of building your immune system. I hope you’re getting my point here.
Please don’t think I’m trying to make light of what’s happening in the world today, I’m not. But I am trying to get you to turn your eyes upon Jesus and remember who you were created to be, and whose child you are. We represent His glorious power in the earth and the world should be seeing it in the peace we carry and hear it in our faith-filled words.
Be Blessed and Well My Remnant Friends,