Last week was my turn to teach our family Sunday School lesson. The lesson was all about right thinking. And the lesson was very timely for me. I was to teach to the class (at about a 4-5th grade level) what right thinking is (how God desires us to think, and what he desires us to focus and think on) and what wrong thinking is (when left to our own selves, the poisenening places our mind will go). As I was preparing, the Lord brought several "put on and put off" verses to my mind.
Like for instance, we are to put off worry and anxiety and we are to put on a spirit of prayer and thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6 NIV Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God). When I asked the class what worry was, my enthusiastic 6-and-a-half-year old popped his hand up and said, "It's when you think that you aren't in God's hand anymore."
Are you really only six, my boy?