This week I realised that Satan has found a sure-fire way to creep into my heart. I was reading a devotional which spoke of Satan bombarding our minds with cleverly devised patterns of irritation, dissatisfaction, doubts, fears and reasonings – it was referring to the start of a marriage breakdown but I think we can apply this to all areas of life. Satan moves slowly and cautiously to carry out his well-laid plans to destroy us. For some reason, I always assumed Satan will have a big move or be waiting to pounce when in actuality, he is making incremental moves in his destructive plan all the time. So from now on, I am rejecting my thoughts of resentment, doubt and discontent. They aren’t always there but when they are, I know that they aren’t the truth and they aren’t life. In those moments I will turn my face to Him so that there is nothing between me and Him. His light will shine on my face and into my heart and I will have freedom and power in Him.
“And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognised as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of His face. And so we are transfigured…our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like Him.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 MSG
On a side note – I was also reading about the trap of comparison. How in order to compare ourselves to someone else, we need to look sideways. When we’re looking sideways, our faces are not turned to God and we are not focused on Him. Ahhh so true. I love this.
September is almost over and I haven’t blogged this month until now! It is time for a FREEBIE! So in my revelation of His freedom from my deviously devil-planted thoughts, I created this little beauty [below]. I hope you love it. It is a gift to you and in no circumstance are you permitted to sell it. Go get it!Download Now