MONGREL OR PUREBRED

MONGREL OR PUREBRED
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Breed a mongrel
With a mongrel;
You’ll get a mongrel.
Breed a mongrel,
With a purebred;
You’ll get a mixed breed.
Breed a purebred
With a purebred;
You’ll get a purebred.
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Insecurity and Uncertainty.
Mongrel thoughts;
Bred by rehearsing
The changeable:
What if I lose my job?
What if my spouse leaves?
What if I have cancer?
What if I can’t pay the bills?
What if I can’t get it right?

The what-ifs create…
Endless list of
Endless wondering.
At the end of endless wondering:
Insecurity and Uncertainty.
We breed instability when we mix..
The changing with changing.
Mongrel thoughts.
Absorbed
Together.
A little bit of everything.
A lot of nothing.
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Pause.
Think.
Take a pure thought,
Right strain of truth;
Mix with another pure thought,
Another grain of truth.
Security and certainty…
Bred by rehearsing,
The unchangeable:
God is faithful,
He will never leave or forsake you.
His unchanging Word has been given you to navigate,
His Spirit to help you appropriate,
His love to simply saturate…
Your needy soul.

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The latter list;
True list.
Everything in it …
Unchanging.
Unmoving.
Unswerving.
Unquestioning.

Mind feeding,
Thought breeding;
Man needing,
God's leading ...
Alone.
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Today you choose,
List you live by.
Mongrel ...
  Purebred.
Feed the breed
With seed 
You need....
The Living Word.
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“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatever things are noble,
whatever things are just,
whatever things are pure,
whatever things are lovely,
whatever things are of good report,
if there is any virtue
and if there is anything praiseworthy,
meditate on these things.”
Philippians 4:8