Do You Have the Flu?
As I watched my daughter suffer the effects of the upper respiratory flu, it occurred to me that many of us may also have the flu, only in a spiritual sense.
Does the mention of someone’s name cause you to develop a ‘fever,’ otherwise referred to as fiery anger or the physical results of high blood pressure? It could be that you are harboring unforgiveness. Let Dr. Jesus apply Eph. 4:31-32 to your spirit.
Do you awaken with a pounding headache after having fretted about how much you need to get done? Or are you plagued with worry? A good dose of Mt. 11:25-34 could cure you of that ailment.
Do you have constant ‘vomiting’ from your mouth? We often cringe when we hear it called by its real name: gossip. A spiritual fast of applying the words in Eph. 4:29 may heal this ‘flu’ rapidly.
Do you develop a hacking cough when Father asks you to do something which you don’t want to do? I’m referring to those things He’s calling you to do, and you cough up excuses similar to those which Moses gave. Prov. 3:5-6 may go a long way in curing this cough.
Constant worrying can bind us with spiritual ‘stomach flu,’ giving us awful cramps. Allow the Lord to give you a shot of His medicine which says to fear not! Ps. 91:5; Is. 41:10; Heb. 13:5.
Are you bound by the soft porn that is found in soap operas? Let the Lord rid you of those toxins. You will soon find yourself declaring the words of Ps. 101:2-3 where is says that we can walk with a blameless heart, setting no vile thing before our eyes.
Are you bound by the virus that is so prevalent in America? The virus to which I’m referring is that of the love of money and material things. A healthy diet of Prov. 30:8 could unlock those chains.
Does the thought of a certain individual leave you battling the chills which often accompany the flu? It could be from the one who took your virginity, then proceeded to flaunt it before the whole school. Maybe it’s the stepfather who abused you repeatedly, or the mother who refused to rescue you from constant abuse. Maybe the mention of the word ‘Father’ chills you because your father left you and your mother. Maybe a betrayal by your best friend has given you the chills. Whatever it is that causes those awful chills, Jesus wants to bestow on you a beautiful crown, giving you beauty for your ashes, and a garment of praise instead of the heaviness which has plagued you for years. He wants to make you into an oak of righteousness, to display His splendor. Is. 61:3 Where you were once so weak, His healing touch can make you into a strong oak tree, able to withstand anything past ‘viruses’ try to dredge up against you.
Do you need to make an appointment with the Dr. Jesus?
© 2004, Stacy R. Miller