For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he….Proverbs 23:7
We often do not realize just how much our mental frame affects our physical being. I suffered from major depression for a few decades before being delivered when I was 39. Jesus delivered me from it.
However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have to continue in watching how easily our minds can become focused on things that detour our minds from God. In the past few months, I let my mind wander onto things I dreamed of, things hoped for and it took up too much of my thoughts. I prayed about it, asked God to take it away.
Yesterday, we experienced such an amazing preaching at church. The preacher is a therapist, and he preached largely about depression, but also about how much our thoughts can influence our bodies. This was exactly what I needed. I am regularly filled with the Spirit, but this time, I found the healing I needed. These things don’t even occupy my mind now, because I surrendered that part of myself to Jesus. I can focus on the things He wants me to focus on.
I am thankful today because this means I have the mental freedom to move forward in consecration, embracing the things He has in mind for me right now. The other things will come in their right time, but for now, just going on with Him. I love Him today.
Pamela Parizo © 2017