I’ve been thinking about how easy it is to just accept bad news without stopping to see what God says about it. I heard a great message this past weekend about how the enemy permanently tattoos our mind with lies when we allow him to. It was so interesting to hear that in order to get a tattoo removed it requires light from the outside and blood from the inside working together. In order to remove the lies that have been imprinted on our minds we must flood ourselves with the light of the Gospel (2 Cor. 4:4) from the outside and allow the blood of Jesus to change us from the inside. When the light and the blood come to together the lies are removed and we can walk as God intended us to walk. Wow, that is amazing news!
That message reminded me of when my son Benjamin was two years old and we went to the Dr. to have his two year check up. The Dr. told us that because Ben had an excessive concave chest, he was small for his age, and he also had gotten Kawasaki Syndrome (that they caught quickly, thank the Lord) that he would probably never be able to play football as a teenager or participate in any intensive sports. He also told us that most likely Ben would have to have corrective surgery on his concave chest when he got older. I remember my husband and I just would not believe that, we didn’t even entertain that thought. We have always prayed for our kids and today Benjamin has squatted over 800 lbs, he plays Varsity football for a huge high school in the state of TX and just made the regional track meet throwing shot put. He is having an amazing high school experience. And, by the way, his chest corrected itself. I am so glad that we did not take the prediction of our Doctor over the word of our Heavenly Father!
Don’t just except a bad report, don’t even except things that are below what God paid for at the Cross. His person and work gave us everything we need for life and Godliness according to 1 Peter 1:3-5. That doesn’t mean we will alway get everything we want and that life will be perfect, no, God said, that it rains on the just and the unjust alike Matt. 5:45. But faith is trusting God, NO MATTER WHAT. Don’t allow you mind to be permanently tattooed with lies instead tattoo your mind with the Gospel!