Devotional 6/5

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:37

Negative emotions like loneliness, envy and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life. They’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.

Gretchen Rubin

The word of God tells us that we are overcomers but what exactly are we overcoming?

We are overcoming sin which swells in us, the influence of the world and the shrewdness of Satan. We are overcoming the old nature, the old habits and all that influences. For the most part what needs to be done is to rest and renew our minds according to scripture.

All of us have experienced rejection in life, and I am being intentional when saying ALL of us. Rejection is the enemy’s tactic to destroy our relationship with God and with ourselves: all of life’s issues and wrong self-perceptions stem from rejection. In our youth, we internalize experiences and other people’s projections of us. It is as adults, where we act out on the lies Satan has planted in our hearts. My favorite scripture concerning deliverance is Matthew 15:13, where Jesus tells the Pharisees that God, our father, will uproot all that the enemy has planted.

The Holy Spirit of God can deal with the foundation of our erroneous beliefs, when we choose faith over each individual belief. Before implanting new beliefs, we must till the soil of our hearts, so that the new beliefs can take root! If you’ve ever uprooted a plant, or a beam from the under the ground- you can correlate this with destabilizing the foundation of wrong thinking in your mind. Each scoop of dirt illustrates the way our minds begin to de-clutter, and make space for the Truth of God to take root. Memorizing or declaring scriptures does not guarantee transformation: we then have the ability to plant new beliefs, as we meditate, pray and take hold of scripture.

If we can agree with what God says about us, we are halfway through. God wants transformation for us, and we ought to stand in agreement with Him! There are some deliverances which occur in an instant, while others occur over time. The Lord loves to reveal Himself in whichever way He chooses to bring transformation.

Let’s pray:

Thank you Lord God, for your Spirit doing a divine work in us. You have given us the victory and we thank you for success in all areas of our lives. We give you glory and honor, you are good God. You mercy endures forever. Thank you for causing us to triumph! I pray you reveal these scriptures to your children in a profound and personal way. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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