Thursday, September 6, 2012

silence the lies

We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

When we believe lies, our lives begin to be destroyed.  This could be anything from the seemingly insignificant thought that says you are no good or the person who continues to cut you down making you believe you have no value.

I’ve talked with several people this week who are buying, believing, and bowing to some of the worst lies in the world.  By believing lies these people are finding themselves in bondage to things are difficult to get rid of.  Believing lies helps them deny their potential and who God created them to be.

Get honest.  The real God created us to live in truth.  Yet we’ve all believed lies at some point.  What we dwell on for a long time we will be like. Much like that old saying “if you lie down with dogs, you will get flees” when we allow lies to take hold of our hearts and minds, our lives are sacrificed on an altar to a false god. 

That is not God’s best or His plan for our lives.  It is time to silence the lies.  It is time to believe what God says.  It is time to allow our lives to soar high and not fizzle out.

Believe that you have God-given potential.  God made you for greatness.  He has promised you success.  All this is based on following Him.

Believe that you are not a mistake, and that you are a child of God.  Your sins have been forgiven, and your life is sealed by and held by God.  Nothing changes that fact.

Spend time thinking God thoughts.  Spend time ingesting what God says.  Believe the truth instead of the lies from the enemy who is always seeking to kill your potential, steal your truth and destroy your future.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.

You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.

but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.

1 comment:

Andie Steele-Smith said...

Brother, I always love your devotions and wise words however this is a must read for many friends in Bath this week in particular.

The devil comes to kill, steal and destroy - and one of his most powerful of weapons is words.....lies, mistruths, false murmurs, gossip etc.

Satan comes as a thief in the night and he wears many cloaks - sent to deceive even the most ardent and faith-filled believers.......

I have already seen the power of these words you have shared today as have friends whom have read this devotion.

Bless you my friend

happy birthday, Julie

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