But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
In recent news, I read about the passing of Robert Guillaume who was the voice over for the wise sayings of the shamanistic baboon Rafiki in the original film The Lion King. His quotes brought to mind a multifarious amount of inspirational Disney movie lines. When persevering through hardship it’s “Just keep swimming” from Finding Nemo. “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one” from Pocahantas when challenged in maintaining conviction through persecutions. Then to mention Rafiki’, his line “He lives in you” serves as a reminder to always carry on the ambassadorship work of Christ.
One powerful recollection of a quote that forestalls my attraction towards the wrong path is -“Remember …who you are. Remember”. At the crossroad of decisions this one line spoken by the character Mufasa voiced over by James Earl Jones is a powerful motivator and inner reminder. In an evocatively rolling and haunting manner, this affectation reminds me that I belong to God and am to serve Him with all eternALLy.
Concern (C): When you are fighting temptation- What thoughts do you allow occupancy? Are they miserable or inspirational, evil or scriptural?
Encouragement (E): The Choice is Yours sister. In Phil 4:8-12 Paul admonished fellow believers “to think about whatever is ” true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy. Satan can only tempt you to think otherwise, yet it is YOU who has the authority and final answer to what you meditate on. Focus on the Father and Remember the Lord.
Acts (A): Sister in referring to the above scripture, make a list of every blessing you have in God and meditate on these things often. In Matt 18 the Lord encourages us to change like little children to inherit the kingdom of God. Children love purely and simply. What other aspects can you humbly learn from the actions, behaviors, attitudes even movies, books and songs for and about children? Do you remember…why not show it?