He would not permit the demons
to speak, because they knew him.
– Mark 1:34 (ESV)
How profound is that statement He would not permit the demons to speak. Why wouldn’t Jesus do so “because they knew him.”
As we are disciples of Jesus it follows that Satan and his demons also know who we are, how we think, where our weakness’s lay.
And because Satan is the father of lies, and is our enemy who wants to take us out at any cost, we need do as Jesus did and not permit him to speak his lies over us and our family
We need to say “No!” whenever he tries to tell us lies such as:
You will never control your eating.
You will never accomplish anything.
Your kids will never amount to anything.
Your marriage is doomed to fail.
Your business will fail.
You will never change.
God does not love you as much as her.
Just give up!
We need to keep a watch for the lies of the enemy and Just say no to them. Remember what the Bible tells us…
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
– James 4:7 (ESV)
Christianity is not a spectator sport. Be watchful, resist the enemy, and follow God’s leading and you will be amazed at where he leads you to.
Sometimes you have to hand back to God all of your hopes and dreams for the life you wished you had so that He can give to you the life you deserve, which He has planned out for you from before you were even born. And, spoiler alert, is better than you could ever imagine!
I believe so clearly that God wants me to give this word to someone struggling to trust him to let the old go…
“You are safe, You are Loved. Trust in me and watch in amazement as I put everything in order so that you may step safely into the things that I have called you to do.”
Blessing on your day!
Never allow fear to keep you from stepping out into all that God has for you. For fear is not given to you from God, but from the author of fear, the one who wants to keep you from God’s best for you (Satan). That fear is usually a sign that you are on the right track. So stay on it, keep going.
For as Henry Ford once said;
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes,
one of his great surprises,
is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
And the next time you are faced with a fear that is stopping you from stepping out into all that God has for you to be, bring it to God in prayer, then remember Henry (he didn’t turn out so bad), allow Philippians 4:13 to settle your spirit and do it afraid.
Trust God’s leading, He will not let you down.
How awesome is it that we worship a God who is good “all the time.” There is nothing that we can do to cause God to change. This gives us freedom from the fear that our actions will cause God to become a tyrant.
God loves us regardless of how we feel about him, or how we act. His love for us is a solid foundation on which we can build our lives. While we may choose wrong things and face the consequences of those choices, we can never do anything that will cause God to stop loving us.
God has a plan for each of our lives. This can be easy to forget during the hustle and bustle of living. So when things do not go as “we” planned it is easy to feel as if the ground beneath us is going to give way. Yet, as we follow after God we can rest assured that he will make a way for he is in control, and we will see good in the land of the living.
Repeat as necessary
God is good, he loves me, and has a good plan for my life!