I Trust your week started well.
There's this thing I've been 'battling' with recently. Battling because it's like a friction between my flesh and my spirit. It makes more sense now when Paul said the things I want to do, I find myself not doing but the things I do not want to do, that I find myself doing.
Of late, I realise how lazy I get declaring the word. It just seems so tasking, so I make excuses by saying to myself that after all I'm thinking word so not saying it shouldn't be an issue.
While I pondered on this sudden laziness, the holy spirit made me to understand that it's a scheme of the enemy to make me war against the word rather than war with the word. He drew my attention to how our victory is in the word but more importantly the spoken word. I began to realise that it's not just enough to think the word, we must speak it because it is by the word we confess (not just the word we think) that we are saved and justified.
The enemy is on a mission to steal, kill and destroy the satisfying rich life God has given us. I've realised no devil can operate in the human life without the 'cooperation' of the individual. So he schemes to make us weak (and disarmed) before the battle by making our spiritual exercises seem ambiguous and unnecessary. The enemy is on the run to make us devalue the most potent weapons in our arsenal. That's why we cannot afford to be quiet and not speak the word. No! we cannot.
"He seeks to dim your whole desire for prayer, dull your interest in spiritual things, and downplay the potency of your most strategic weapons (Ephesians 6:10-20)" - curled from the book Fervent.
Sis, let's beware and resist the devil. War with the word and not against it. It's our ticket to experiencing the life of unlimited victories.
Loads of love,