Ephesians 3:16-18

I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your
hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is (Ephesians 3:16-18).

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

When we are right where Satan wants us....

Why is it so easy to get caught up in lies?  I hate when I do not see the truth, but when someone I love is entangled in the lies of satan in breaks my heart into a million little pieces!  Why do we believe everyone is out to get us?  Why do we believe we are owed anything?  We are owed NOTHING!  I heard Matt Chandler say that once, "We are owed nothing!"  We feel like we are owed something, but in reality we should all receive death.  Thank God we do not have to be in bondage to death, but because of the grace of God and what Jesus did at the cross we are set free! I have noticed, many times when I become angry with someone, it is because I "feel" like they should do this or that for me.  This simply is not true.  A lot of anger has been minimized by realizing this truth.  Recently, I have watched someone I love struggle with this truth.  They are also hearing lies, such as, "No one cares," "Everyone lies to you," "You should trust no one and look out for only yourself."  When I hear these lies it bothers me.  These lies bring me down, but for this person to hear them...Why?!  I want to stop them before they enter this child who is no longer a child's mind. I can't stop them!  They can only be stopped by calling on God and rebuking them through the blood of Christ!  When we are right where satan wants us, we have to call on our Heavenly Father and rebuke satan.  We must "submit ourselves to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from us."  We have been given that right and it came at a price!

 



3 comments:

Amanda Wissmann said...

Truth. such truth. Thank you for the reminder! I love this post!

Emily grapes said...

Such a great reminder!! Stupid satan.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh yes, resist Satan and he will flee! Amen!