“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,” 2 Corinthians 10:5
What we think is powerful. Our heart can be in the right place, desiring to live a life exuding the love of Christ, but our mind can mess everything up, am I right?
We do have an enemy. He is the father of lies. He likes to whisper encouragement to mess up your life in all the destructive ways.
BUT WE HAVE A FATHER WHO HAS GIVEN US WEAPONS MORE POWERFUL THAN STUPID LIES WHISPERED IN DARKNESS.
The weapon our Father has given us is His Word. His word is power and it enables us to do the very thing the verse above suggests, to take every thought captive to obey Christ. Our mind is a beautiful, but complex thing. We can reason our way into disobeying God and act in ways that are not led by His Spirit. We need our “tools ready” as The Message Paraphrase states below:
“We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.” 2 Corinthians 10:6 MSG
So let’s get our “tools” ready, sisters.
- Pinpoint a stronghold or area of danger in your life.
2. What is the lie you are believing here?
3. What is the weapon from the Word to battle it?
Memorize and post the weapons around you so that they are ready and at hand for the time when you are tempted to act from a lie in your mind. Speak His Word aloud. Pray His Word.
The Word weapon will help you take the thought captive, and obey the Word, which is obeying Christ, because He is the Word made flesh.
He is so good to equip us with what we need for loving Him with All of our Mind!
What is one of your WORD WEAPONS this week?
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