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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Block Bad, Harness Good

Have you ever felt like your mind was the Devil's dartboard? I sure have. On Sunday we had a wonderful lesson in Sunday School about our thought lives. The thought life plays a very powerful role in what we do because what we think in our hearts is what we are.
That is why Satan tries so hard to throw his "thought darts" at us. He wants us to think about anything but what is pure and lovely and true. He wants to destroy our minds with his poison.
God knows that our minds are a battlefield, so he gave us a weapon to block Satan's attacks. He gave us His Word, and He told us to hide His Word in our hearts (Psalm 119:11). Hiding His Word in our hearts keeps us from sin. Because when we have God's Word in our hearts, our hearts are focused on Him, and when Satan tries to throw a mind dart our way, we recognize it for the spiritual attack that it is.
Another thing we can do when Satan attacks us is to sing a song of praise unto the Lord. This realigns our focus to Christ. Many times Satan attacks when we are alone, either in our car or in our bed at night or wherever. So at times like that we can just burst into song, even if we sing that song to ourselves in our hearts.
My Sunday school teacher said that when she is attacked she often sings the words to "Jesus Loves Me" to herself over and over. Now, it may sound simple and childish, but it REALLY works. Paul even talks about doing this in Colossians 3:16.
So fight today, Child of God. Use the weapons God has given you. Harness every good and pure thought, and block the bad ones through Christ's power!


At 12:56 PM, Blogger Susanne said...

This is so true Heather. Thoughts will come from all around. But we choose which ones we want to entertain!


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