“He only likes to tinkle in the woods.” Yep, I got THAT line, from THAT song, from THAT movie stuck in my head tonight – LALALALA – get it out of my head (Frozen’s “Fixer Upper) . Funniest part is that my mind was happily singing that line on repeat for, oh, at least 15 minutes before I even realized it (What does that say about my subconscious??? – don’t tell me – I don’t want to know). Don’t smugly read this as if you’ve never gotten crazy lines from songs stuck in your head – that if played too long on repeat might drive you into an ape-tastic rage.
Anyway, there’s a spiritual point here, and it’s simple. We can change the channel . . .
Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. (Heb. 3:1 NIV)
A couple tips . . .
- Jesus is worth fixing your thoughts on – He’s the only one who’s image, story, life, sacrifice, love and power are truly worth keeping on repeat.
- Fixing your thoughts on Jesus crowds out the nonsense – yep, even the “tinkle in the woods” level nonsense. Jesus is truly captivating.
- Start with that verse – Jesus is an apostle (sent one, messenger from God, who produces God’s kingdom on earth) and high priest (altogether human and holy, paving the way for us to have perfect access to God) AT THE SAME time. I see Him having a giant pope hat on (high priest) and running as fast The Flash to bring wholeness to people (apostle).
I know what you’re thinking . . . “Jared, you’re so darn weird.” Maybe, but you won’t quickly forget this blog, especially the next time you take a tinkle in the woods – hehe. So, the best way to get rid of that song is to get it stuck in someone else’s head (haha – sorry about that). No, for real, the best way is to change the channel. Fix your mind on someone way more awesome and way more catchy. That would be Jesus. Fix your thoughts on Jesus right now.