"The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace..." Romans 8:6
Sometimes I am restless. Sometimes I feel like everything is in chaos. Sometimes I am simply out of control! Here in Tulsa we have had several days where the rain and clouds have overwhelmed the skies and the sun is nowhere to be found. It's been gloomy and dark. Funny how the weather has an impact on how I feel. In the last few days I've felt down, gloomy and tired. I have beard that psychologists often use "light" therapy to help those that get discouraged find some happiness again.
Today, it's another dark and cloudy day. The storms through the night pounded against the house and disrupted my rest. When I opened my Bible this was the scripture that I read. Life and peace are the by products of a mind controlled by the Spirit of God. If you keep reading this chapter you will read how that Spirit can even compel you to action and propel you forward. That same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwell in us and that same Spirit will "quicken" our bodies! That's right, you can get back the pep in your step! It's like seeing the sun come out again! You can experience peace and joy EVEN in the storm!
So what is controlling your mind today? Cast your cares upon the Lord, your concerns and the things that weigh heavy upon you. He will give back to you strength, clarity and peace that will cause life to be worth living again!