DayBreaks for 08/12/11 – Gag Me With a Maggot

DayBreaks for 08/12/11 – Gag Me With a Maggot

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:8

If you need proof that people are crazy and will do incredibly bizarre things, those three stories should put it to rest once and forever.  Maggot-melt sandwiches????  You’ve GOT to be kidding!!!!  It wouldn’t matter to me if maggots were the most nutritious food in the world…I’m not eating them!

Not too long ago, a high school student was on a field trip with his class.  They were at the Golden Gate Bridge when one of his classmates dared him to jump off.  So, what do you think he did?  Right!  He jumped.  Somehow, he miraculously not only survived, but wasn’t really injured.  But it’s just plain crazy…and the motives people have for doing what they do is equally bizarre.

 

We do things to ourselves that are counterproductive.  Jesus said that it isn’t what goes into the body that defiles us, but what comes out of the heart.  But, we put filth into our minds and hearts…and those things do defile us.  If we persist in feeding our minds and souls with evil thoughts and even with well-meaning human advice rather than counsel from God’s inspired Word, we will get sick, desperately sick.

We need to feed on the pure Word, nothing else.

PRAYER: Just as with our bodies, Lord, we are prone to feast on the wrong things for our souls.  Give us a longing for the Truth, and nothing but the Truth, that will feed our souls!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2011 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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DayBreaks for 4/14/11 – Deflector Beanies and Mind Control

DayBreaks for 04/14/11 – Deflector Beanies and Mind Control

“All of the victims of cranium invasion can finally put their minds at ease.  A non-commercial Internet site has devotes its time and effort to developing a beanie that can stop a person from having his or her brain invaded.  The product is an Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie (AFDB), which reportedly is a type of head-wear that can shield your brain from most electro-magnetic psychotronic mind-control carriers.  The site provides plans and photographs on how to make a beanie, entirely from foil, that wards off mind-control signals.”

The battle for the mind...

I don’t know anyone who has been abducted by aliens, do you?  Well, there are some folks that I wonder about because they’re really strange, but I really don’t think that even they were abducted or controlled by aliens.  And while someone on the Internet has found yet another way to trick the unsuspecting and encourage the loonies, there is a certain sadness in this story about mind control.

 

I don’t for a minute believe that aliens from outer space can control our minds.  The really sad part is that we have such a hard time controlling our own minds.  Perhaps there is no other part of our life that is as hard to submit to God as our thought life.  While outward actions such as stealing and murder are obvious, the sins of the mind are invisible to everyone except ourselves and God.   We can all be filled with hateful, lustful, angry thoughts and as long as we control our outward actions, our sin is secret – but it is still sin.

In a way, though, our minds can be controlled be a Source that is from outside of this world.  No, not by space aliens who beam electro-magnetic waves at us, but by a Spirit that lives within us and controls us from within: Romans 8:5-8 – “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; 7 the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.”

God intends for the Spirit to be our “deflector” – to shield our minds from harmful influences.  But perhaps you have something that is creating interference and keeping the Spirit from controlling your mind.  What is controlling you?  Stop and think about it – are your desires things that are related to this physical, natural world?  Or is your mind filled with thoughts of life and peace and what the Spirit desires (closeness to God)?

PRAYER: Control our hearts and minds by Your Spirit that our desires are the same as Yours!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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