The Kitchen Table
Day 5 of Christmas
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: “We have a strong city; he sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks. Open the gates,
that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. For he has humbled the inhabitants of the height, the lofty city. He lays it low, lays it low to the ground, casts it to the dust. The foot tramples it, the feet of the poor, the steps of the needy.” Isaiah 26:1-6
You keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts You. Isaiah 26:3
The mind is a terrible thing to waste and a beautiful thing to work. Through the mind the body experiences what the spirit knows to be true. The mind stayed on God lives in peace while the mind swayed by this world lives in peril. There are not enough medications, legal or otherwise, to pacify the mind encumbered by pain, perversion, problems and paranoia. It’s hard to imagine or accept that the spirit can be forgiven and free, while the mind can remain bound and burdened, but it happens. That is what happens when the mind is not stayed on God. The next step to saved life is a changed mind. Surrendering our minds to God allows Him to save our minds for Him and His promises. Let God’s word always be valuable to you and viable for you. His promise is His peace!