“Sandy, give attention to my words: tune your ear to my sayings. Don’t let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the center most protected part of your heart; For they are life to you as you find them, and health to all your spirit, soul and body.” Proverbs 4:20-22 Sandy’s Version
A few years ago I got ahold of a series by Creflo Dollar entitled, “Are You In The Game”. It’s all about winning the battle of your mind, how to fight your thoughts with the Word and I have to say it’s never left me. I began to personalize the Word of God because when things get personal, it means something. When I find myself in a battle, I’m now equipped to fight that battle even when my enemy isn’t always visible.
Have you ever been in an invisible warfare? It’s when the enemy tries to talk you out of a promise given. He puts symptoms on your body to convince you that healing really wasn’t for you. That God just loves some more then others.
God says to tell others about Him and change the world around you and Satan tries to convince you that you can’t communicate, no one really understands you, people are just being nice. You stumble over your words and what you say doesn’t translate into English right. You begin to wonder if you’re actually having a stroke or losing your ability to speak.
I decided to stop talking until I could figure out what was going on, but when I thought that thought, I instantly recognized it was the devil and in my spirit I heard, “He’s trying to steal your words!” (Mark 4:15) This became my response; “You will not have my words, devil! For they are hidden and protected in the center of my heart where you can’t get to them. I know the truth and the truth sets me free!”
My friends, Satans goal is to shut you up. If that’s not happening in your life perhaps you should examine what’s coming out of your mouth. If there’s no warfare, there’s no treasure to steal. I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to stand from a place of victory and contend for what Jesus purchased for me. I hold up my shield of faith and quench every fiery dart hurled at the Word in me. No weapon formed me will prosper!
I pray for each of you who have treasure in you to protect; guard your heart and mind. Don’t cry out for yourself, cry out for others. God did not make you to be self-centered but to focus on Him and others. I link myself together with you and pray for you knowing that my Father will take care of me.