13 September 2021
Series: Devotional
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Do not let your mind wander

Speaker: Apostle Ernie

The Bible says, in Proverbs, as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. We all know how true this is; when we worry about something, we tend to think a lot about what we fear might happen. Soon we find ourselves becoming fear, and the anxiety of an uncertain future almost possess us to such a degree it can become debilitating and practically impossible to function. The opposite is true; when we are at peace and enjoying life, we focus our minds on how good life is. This produces in us joy, happiness, and peace, and we become joy, we become peace and happiness.

We all know life can change in the blink of an eye, and suddenly you find yourself having to deal with an unexpected curveball. Then it might be complicated to stay positive and hopeful, and you suddenly find yourself becoming fearful because your mind shifts and you begin focusing on a potentially negative outcome.

This is why we all need something to hold on to, something that never changes regardless of our circumstances. And something that guarantees us divine intervention and help no matter what might happen in our lives.

The Bible says we can have this by becoming a child of God.

How do we become a child of God?

Proverbs says as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. So to become a child of God, we have to think like a child of God. In Joshua 1 and the book of Exodus, the Bible says that if we meditate (focus our minds) on the Torah (the law of Moses), we will become a child of God. Why? Because when we think on the law of Moses, we will become the law of Moses, and if we want to become a child of God, we have to repent first from lawlessness to law. As children of God, we know the law of Moses can not atone for our intentional sins. So this is why we are also required to atone for our deliberate sins by faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

This is how we become a child of Yehovah (God).

As children of Yehovah, we know that because we keep the law of Moses, Yehovah, our Father promises to help us and meet our every need. (Matt 6:25-34, Deut 28:1-14).

So the next time life throws you a curveball and you are tempted to become fear, choose instead to focus your mind on the law of Moses and on the fact that as a child of God, your obedience guarantees your Father’s help.