Did you know God not only has given us the tools we need to fight our spiritual battles, but he also gives us warning signs in advance if we will only listen and obey!
Boy did David know how to ask God about his own heart! I would earnestly pray this prayer below daily and still do actually because I know that the heart is the area God desires in us the most, so why not give it to him to examine and cleanse.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties, and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
So about a month or so ago I felt the spirit leading me into something, and then later had a revelation to something God has placed on my heart.
To have the knowledge to take control of my every thought and not allow the enemy to download thoughts into my head. See the enemy will try to lie to you and get you to act out in your emotions in a way that does not represent God.
The only way the demonic (Satan and his minions) can do this is to try to download “his” thoughts into your head. So that you will listen to the thought and as you ponder upon the enemies thoughts, they becomes “your” thoughts.
What I mean by this is that when you begin to ponder on things in your mind you can begin to create scenarios, some call it daydreaming. Satan sneaks his lies and thoughts into your mind and you can create your own horror story of worry, fear, and anxiety based on the enemies thoughts.
So a thought would come in my head, for example on my way into the shower a thought of death popped near my ear (because see I haven’t allowed it into my mind at this point) and I realized that these thoughts were contrary to Gods word and those things I am to meditate on.
So I instantly recognized it and asked God what to do and how to handle these thoughts. And God told me “tell it where to go”. So I did just that, I began commanding these thoughts to leave my presence and spoke the word of God over myself.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy- meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8
Okay, so now you get the sense of what I am talking about right! So God had shown me this is a very powerful way within the last couple months and once I realized that God was showing me this, I “obeyed” and practiced what he had shown me and began using this in my daily walk.
See it’s different when we think we know something because we hear it and know that the word of God tells us this, but it is only fruitful in your life when you begin to ACT on it in your life out of obedience on a daily basis!
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
This scripture could seriously be imprinted onto my breastplate of righteousness! See at the end it not only says to bring every thought captive but also be ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
In order for this to happen, I have to obey, and when God begins to put things on your heart that needs to change for YOUR GOOD, trust in him that it needs to be done in obedience the moment he begins to bring it to your attention.
It is so important to be tuned to what God is trying to do in your heart because when God begins to show us matters of the heart it is usually an ordained timing. God tries to give us time to practice what he is showing us through obedience and discipline in ourselves to do what he has placed in your heart to do.
God does this for something you will soon encounter such as an attack of the enemy working behind the scenes to destroy you, your emotions and your faith.
See God has truly given us every weapon of warfare we need. And not just given it to us, but will actually prepare you and tell you which exact weapon to pick up and start practicing with against the enemy.
God is always a million steps ahead of Satan, and Satan knows this, that is why he tries so hard to get us to believe his lies instead of listening to God. Because Satan knows that God has given us every weapon to fight and have victory over Satan and all his schemes against us “ahead of time” if we will only listen and obey.
I urge you dear sisters in Christ that you heed to the quiet and gentle spirit of God that is constantly guiding us in our lives and aiding to our every need including our weapons of warfare!
So please listen to what God is doing when it comes to your heart and heed his gentle nudge and most importantly obey him, put what He says in his word into practice every day.
We must, I repeat WE MUST subject all thoughts to the obedience of Christ because the enemy is roaming around like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour and guess what…. you are prime rib to Satan…. think on that one!
Sometimes we are too busy to accept the change God is trying to do in our lives especially when it means having to practice it daily. It truly is a workout and honestly who enjoys working out!
I have noticed that when I fully submit and begin to put in practice what God has shown me, I am more easily to use it daily after day 3 because I can see the results are amazing and Satan has no ground, and I have an outstanding amount of peace and joy during the battle!
Just remember God did not place you here to fail, you are an overcomer and victorious and you will succeed even in the areas of your heart that seem hard to uncover and bare, trust in your Father for he loves you and will always guide you.
And remember that at all times God is always preparing us for the battles we will face, He is never sitting back just hoping that we can resist the devil. Instead He has given you every tool you will need to resist the enemy, all you have to do is tune your heart towards the Lord and be Obedient.
So when you feel God is working on something in your heart, be sure to be attentive to it. Perhaps it is something He foresees that you will need so that you can conquer what is to come with victory!