MAY GOD HIMSELF, THE GOD OF PEACE, SANCTIFY YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH
(1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Beautiful One, I, the God of Peace, yearn to purify you, through and through, all the way to your emotions. But you need to know that your emotions do not stand alone; they are governed by what you believe—by what you accept as true or real in your own mind. Have you noticed how often your emotions become hopeless, fearful, and bitter when you lean on your own understanding…when you depend on your own beliefs…when you rely on your own mind?
AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME, AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING, THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE, AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE, EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. THIS IS THE TRUE GOD, AND ETERNAL LIFE
(1 John 5:20).
Child, I want you to start living differently, even today. I want you to learn how to deal with your emotions. Whenever you have an emotion that perturbs you, I want you to find the belief from the father-of-lies that supports that emotion. Know that the father-of-lies is constantly roaming around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour with his negative, destructive beliefs of abandonment, shame, rejection, and condemnation. He likes to plant these in your mind with the hope that you will receive, accept, and believe them.
But, I have sent Jesus, My Son, to bring you understanding, that you may know Him who is the Truth. If you submit the beliefs that support your perturbed emotions to Jesus, He who is the Truth will show you His Perspective. Then, your beliefs will change and your emotions will follow suit. You will receive a spirit of Power, and Love, and of a sound mind…and sound emotions.
FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND
(2 Timothy 1:7).
Do you have a sound mind? If not, how does your mind influence your emotions? Are you willing to receive a sound mind, even today?
Practice, every day, moment-by-moment to submit the perturbing beliefs in your mind to the Lord Jesus. Ask Him to bring His Truth into your mind, daily. Then, you will receive a sound mind…and sound emotions.
PRAYER: Thank you, Lord Jesus, that You have come to give us a sound mind—an understanding, so we may know You, who are the Truth. Thank you that we may be in You, who are true, and that we may know the Truth for every negative, destructive belief from the father-of-lies that enters our mind. Enlighten my understanding, daily, O Lord, so I may receive a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind, for a sound mind will generate sound emotions.
Maintain an Awareness
How much of our misbehavior sprouts from trying to PROVE that we are acceptable, worthy, loved, and wanted, because the OLD MAN character, conveniently formed in us by the father-of-lies, christened us unacceptable, unworthy, unloved, and unwanted?