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Friday, May 12, 2017

Thoughts On A Friday

There is one thing I know for sure today...

The enemy of our soul lies to us...continuously.  As long as we keep believing...even living by his lies...he will keep feeding them to us and reinforcing them every chance he gets!  The enemy lies to us to try to keep us defeated.  I will never forget what a friend use to always tell me when I was letting satan get the best of me...actually it's a picture I carry in my mind of what to do.  Satan is a snake...so I put his head under my foot, stomp on it, then twist/grind him into the ground.  Of course that comes with telling him to get away from me and standing on the promises of the Word.  Jesus defeated satan and is stronger than him in every way.  We just need to believe and trust in the Lord.  The enemy is always doing his best to fill our head with lies...but the Lord fills our heart and minds with truths which allows us to defeat satan.  The only question is...which one will you believe?

This whole thought process this morning happened because I was reading Psalm 62 about waiting quietly before God and how our soul finds rest in God alone. We can be stressed and let the enemy fill our soul and mind with fear and unrest or...we can wait quietly before the Lord giving Him our fears/distress and know that He is our refuge.  Hide ourselves in the Lord and satan can't touch us!  In my current thought process this morning...by doing this I am effectively putting the enemies head under my foot...stomping on it...twisting it...into the ground!  Defeating him through Jesus. 

Psalm 62:5-8 NLT

Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
    for my hope is in him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress where I will not be shaken.
My victory and honor come from God alone.
    He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
O my people, trust in him at all times.
    Pour out your heart to him,
    for God is our refuge.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Chelle,
    I read your post this morning and it came back into my mind this afternoon. The reason was that my friend and I go our evangelizing as the Lord tells us to, and we know He has told us - and confirmed to me twice today with scripture - that we shall be going out tomorrow to do that. If I went by what my mind is trying to tell me, I would not go out because at this moment my joints and knees are so painful that there would be no way I could go out tomorrow.
    However, I know that the Lord has said that I will, and your post has also encouraged me to not set my mind on what the enemy is trying to say, but on what the Lord is saying. Many times when I am weak He has been strong and changed a physical situation through having me set my mind on His Word spoken to me.
    Thank you for your encouraging post Chelle, God bless you.

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  2. I needed this tonight!
    I had a hard time with a very troubled lady at church recently and she made me feel like I should not go there anymore..but lately the Lords been showing me differently and your post helped. Thanks Chelle!
    ((Hugs))
    Blessings and love ~Lisa

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  3. Hi Chelle,
    I left a comment on your post but it has not come up. I agree with all you have said. If we believe the Word that the Lord speaks to us it will prove true. Lisa - believe what the Lord is showing you.
    God bless you both.

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  4. Just to add Chelle - there was no pain when I went out to do what the Lord had called me to do. We are tested by the Lord regarding obedience just as Abraham was.
    God bless.

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