God says, "Put your confidence in Christ."
The devil says, "Live insecurely."
God says, "Love one another."
The devil says, "Choose who you want to love and don't worry about the rest."
God says, "Seek My Kingdom first, and you will have peace here on earth followed by eternity with Me."
The devil says, "Seek every possession and every pleasure you can on earth, because you only live once (YOLO)."
God says, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
The devil says, "Do what makes you happy and let everyone else worry about themselves."
God says, "My joy will make you complete."
The devil says, "You can't be happy unless you have everything you want..NOW."
God says, "My grace is sufficient for you."
The devil says, "I will accuse you until you believe you are worthless."
God says, "I want you to overflow with hope even in your grief, because I offer eternal life."
The devil says, "Lose all hope. Everything ends in death."
Today, if you find yourself........
struggling to love unconditionally,
finding it difficult to feel inner peace,
living for yourself and realizing that in your selfishness you are hurting others,
lacking joy because you think there's "one more thing" that will make you happy,
feeling unworthy of God's love,
longing for hope but unable to experience it,
the devil is whispering lies into your heart and mind.
I battle daily with many of these feelings and when I do,
I have to claim II Corinthians 10:4-5 and pray it over and over again back to God.
The weapons we fight with are not
the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine
power to demolish strongholds.
We demolish arguments and every
pretension that sets itself up
against the knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought
to make it obedient to Christ.
God, I come to you today for me and for all of my friends who struggle like I do. Help us to remember that we do not fight with the kind of weapons the world uses.Help us to remember that you have given us divine power to destroy all the things that are holding us back from being all you want us to be. Divine power is not measurable. The same power that You used to speak our world into existence is ours if we will trust in You. God, help us see clearly every thought and action that is against the knowledge of You. And when we have thoughts that contradict Your Word, bring Your promises quickly to our mind, Lord. We need You every minute of every day. Help us learn to turn to You first and know that You will supply our every need according to Your will. In Your Son's Precious Name, Amen