I HAVE HIDDEN YOUR WORD IN MY HEART THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST YOU. PSALM 119:11 (NIV)
🔴 Not Amused!
Again, I was perplexed.
Why were my siblings acting so strange–or stranger than usual. He exclaimed with urgency, “Steph, you have to hurry. It’s time for church! Mom said that we’re going to be leaving soon!” As confused as I was, I stayed calm, and without hesitation, I quickly reminded him that it was only Friday and that we didn’t have church that day.
Test every spirit.
Find truth in scripture.
When my siblings exploded into the room and told me to get ready for church, I didn’t budge. I knew there was no truth to what they said.
I already knew the truth.
Some of us have lived our whole lives based on lies spoken to us at a young age. We have chosen careers, relationships, suffered from depression, attempted suicide, and so much more based on the lies we heard.
Church, it’s time for us to go back to truth. Truth is in the Word of God. That is where we gather our ammunition to fight against the enemy. At my house, I was able to speak the truth, and refute lies by telling my siblings the correct day of the week. I was able to tell them the truth because I knew the truth. In the same way, if we plan to rebuke the lies of the enemy with the truth of God, we must first understand the truth of God.
Two Action Steps:
1) Know the truth of God. Spend time studying scripture. Hide the scripture in your heart, as Psalm 119:11 reminds us to do.
2) Fight against the enemy with that very truth. Let the enemy know that his lies do not amuse you–you already know the truth.
This devotional was written by Stephanie Bright a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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