“Bringing Into Captivity Every Thought . . .


                    . . . to the obedience of Christ.” 2Corinthians 10:5



 I have noticed this to be my constant need.  How quickly my thoughts can send me spiraling down in a crash course with the rocks.  This is not God’s plan.

 One day, not too long ago, in my room in BYT, I was sorting through my few belongings, cleaning and whistling, when suddenly I saw my little photo album.  I have just a few choice photographs in there of my precious boys, my dear little Mother and my devoted, lovely Sister.  As my eyes gazed at the faces of those I love so much, an arrow seemed to pierce through my heart as suddenly as if it had  just been released from the bow.  Tears sprung to my eyes uninvited as I thought about how much I love them and how far away they really are!  How can I go on and on without them?  At that moment, a song swung sharply into focus in my mind.  It was playing on my computer.  Now this is a rare treat to get enough charge into my computer to be able to play music.  Also God’s timing is always, to the very instant, -perfect.  The words of the song like a powerful light, burned right into my very soul, they came directly from heaven saying:

 “Every day the Lord Himself is near me,

 With a special mercy for each hour.

All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,

 He whose name is counselor and power.

 The protection of His child and treasure,

  Is a charge which on Himself He laid.

 As your days, your strength shall be in measure,

 This the pledge to me He made.”

 Now these words are encouraging and inspiring every day of the year, but when the dear Saviour personally spoke them to me that day, at the very instant when my heart was broken, and when I felt Him wipe my tears away, – my face was wreathed in smiles, and my heart was thrilled with His presence!  We simply cannot remain miserable when He abides in the soul.

Oh the Lord is true to every promise!  Truly He “Binds up the broken hearted…appoints the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.”  Isaiah 61:1,3

 Mrs. White says:  “Satan cannot touch the mind unless we give it to him.”  Let’s allow God to bring our every thought into captivity of obedience to Him today!





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