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There's a Monster in my Bedroom!

The day had been long, and quite frankly, I was looking forward to sitting down with a hot cup of tea when I heard the kids calling for me again. “Again?” I thought as I walked back to the bedroom. As I entered the boys’ bedroom, our oldest son, Michael, was trying to convince his little brother, Daniel, that no monsters were in the room. After several minutes of me attempting to explain that indeed, no monsters were in the room, Daniel who was still frustrated, blurted out, “Mom, they are real, according to my mind!”

After praying with him and leaving some lights on, I walked out of the room wondering how long this had been a fear of his. I could imagine this precious child on the top bunk hearing a sound and imagining it was a monster. The thought then grew and grew until it was very real in his mind.

It has happened to all of us. A thought is planted in our minds, and we ponder it by watering it and feeding on it. Then, all of a sudden it is real, r-e-a-l to us. The question we must constantly ask ourselves is if it is truth. By getting into the Bible we find truth.

Philippians 4:8 states, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

It takes practice to follow this Scripture since it is so easy to fall into old habits of wrong thinking. I encourage you to find a verse in the Bible pertaining to the topic you need to renew your mind to. Then write it out on a piece of paper and tape it onto your mirror or refrigerator Over time, God’s truth will become real, according to your mind.

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