Philippians 4:2
Same Mind In The Lord

2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

Thoughts are like wild things: flitting untamed through my mind
They dodge and leap, then run and hide – dormant
But for a moment or two; and then they join others
Untamed like themselves, until there is a multitude –
Unchained thoughts wreaking havoc in my mind –
And then charging through the opening beneath my nose.

Others, like me, have the same experience –
But different personalities, so two armies of thoughts
Array themselves to do battle, waiting for the opening –
But it does not come because another Power; another Force
Stronger that all the united forces of untamed thoughts,
Takes control: the Lord, the Master, the supreme Commander has come.

Now the wild band of thoughts line up –
By fifties and by hundreds – like freed slaves
Now forming armies that are controlled and orderly
They are under authority now – turned toward the One who knows
And has experienced obedience to an equal – unto death
And tamed thoughts become powerful – under authority.

A remarkable change takes place – innuendo has ceased
Self-centered thoughts are focused on a different Person
Thoughts, instead of dwelling on ancient experiences long over
Are directed to the immediate present – and the Presence
Who opens the mind to direct thoughts to others of like-mind
And unite them – thoughts, then mind – now blend, with others.

Instead of back-to-back, and going away
Or even face-to-face, with too much to say
Now side-by-side facing the same direction
Arm-in-arm they face the present situation
And step-by-step move forward multiplying power
Following the Lord; while untamed thoughts hide and cower.

“I pray today Father God, my thoughts will all be brought under control to the obedience of Christ. I want to keep the door of my lips so they only open when appropriate. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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