November 3rd 2015 – A Battle of the Mind

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“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

The battle we face as Christians is real, and it is often very difficult. We also see in Scripture that spiritual battles is most often fought in our own minds. In the verses above, notice the words used to describe the battle. He uses words like “argument”, “knowledge”, “thought” and “imaginations”. This is why studying the Bible is so important. The more we know God’s Word, the more we are equipped to respond correctly. We can often see this really well in those moments we are corrected.

The moment we are corrected over something our mind instantly leaps to our defense. Rather than honestly considering the circumstance being presented, we usually respond by either explaining why it’s not our fault, making an excuse for why it’s OK, or we simply point out what is wrong with the person correcting us. This is the same tactic Adam and Eve used in the garden, and is something we need to guard our minds against. Instead of responding in the flesh, we can take a moment, pray and respond rightly.

Law Enforcement and Military personell take time to train for various situations they may encounter in the field. So schedule time to get in Gods word so that you can bettter prepare how to handle spiritual battles take place in our minds.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank You for giving me Your Word so that I am better able to know how to live. Fill me with the Holy Spirit so that I can respond in love at all times. Guard my mind against the powers of the enemy, and help me to think on godly things. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Invitation

Jesus loves you and cares for you. He can and will help you in these situations. Take a moment to considder asking for His help and make a commitment to study His word. Its as easy as saying this in prayer, (Jesus I wish to know you, i believe You died on the cross for atonement for my sins. Please come into my life and help me. I put my faith and trust in you..)  if you prayed this prayer, welcome to a brand new life, and a new family. Please take a moment to contact me at: roblavallee@gmail.com

Rob Lavallee

“Striving to share what Jesus died to say”

Scriptural Seeds Ministries

2 thoughts on “November 3rd 2015 – A Battle of the Mind

  1. roysquyres

    “And do not be conformed ( joined together) to this world, but be trans formed ( to change the inner being-spirit thoughts) by the renewing of your mind ( ‘let this mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus’) that you may prove —that Good Acceptable Perfect Will of God.” Romans 12:2
    Perfect Peace
    ” You will keep him in Perfect Peace, whose mind is fixed on You, because he trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3

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  2. dbyear79

    “take time to train for various situations they may encounter in the field. So schedule time to get in Gods word so that you can bettter prepare how to handle spiritual battles take place in our minds.”

    -Rob Lavallee

    Sometimes when I speak to nonbelievers, I use similar verbiage…

    There are so many great life lessons in the bible… I say even if one does not acknowledge a higher being, there is still an amazing resource that could be tapped into here, if you care about improving ones moral/learning how to be courteous, “selfless” if you will.

    Somewhat of a passive way of leading another to Christ… Kind of a jump off point… Stimulating ones mind is like lighting a single match and sometimes from one match, a wild fire comes. Recieving God into a life would be that “wild fire”. All you believers know exactly what I mean.

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