John 14:27b – Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful, and intimidated, and cowardly and unsettled.] (AMP).
The World Health Organization keeps us aware of the latest flu epidemic possibilities. We are cautioned to get the flu shot, wash our hands to a couple of choruses of Happy Birthday, stay away from crowds and sneeze into our elbows.
That won’t prevent the spread of the more deadly flu strain, Taadficu. Jesus describes it in John 14:27b. This virulent flu affects personal peace and occurs every time we forget to guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7b).
Taadficu stands for troubled, afraid, agitated, disturbed, fearful, intimidated, cowardly and unsettled. Heart-washing is the only cure.
Achoo! Oh, was that you or me? There’s only one way to get rid of this flu. Are you having symptoms? They keep showing up in me but the more I practice keeping my mind on Christ the more likely I am to avoid the infection. Try it. It’s more pleasant than shots, chapped hands or elbow-sneezing.
Prayer: Father God, We know better. When we let our guard down though, help us not to spread the virus, but instead, remember the cure–You. Amen