For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness.
1 Thessalonians 5:5 HCSB
Father I pray that I always seek out Your Light, walk only by Your Light, speak using Your Light, reflect only Your Light, and never give in to darkness for I know it is the absence of You. I pray for discernment to see Your light always and everywhere, and to push past darkness—rebuking it at every turn. I worship and serve only You Father. In Jesus’ name as a believer and follower of Christ, Love, Truth, Mind, and Light. Amen.
Guard yourself. Guard what you see, hear, and say. Guard how you react and respond to situations. Guard your mind from what you read and what you listen to on the TV, radio, Internet, etc. Look closely at what you are about to purchase and from whom. What do the words and images really mean? Don’t be quick to follow fads and fashion trends. Clearly discern the images and sounds that are trying to filter into your mind. Know that God’s Mind and Spirit prevails and trumps any other perceived or actual source anywhere. Remember that in Proverbs 21:30 it is boldly stated that there is absolutely nothing out there of any kind that can outdo God.
Remember Matthew 4:10 when Jesus told the enemy, to go away because it is written that we are to worship the Lord our God and serve only Him. Jesus wasn’t going to even entertain the enemy one moment. He wasn’t going to give in to the promises of power, fame, prestige, and wealth. Jesus had one Master, one Father, one King, one Protector, one Lord—our Heavenly Father-Mother God! He told the enemy to get lost.
We cannot give in to temptation. We cannot give power to the enemy who has absolutely none. Every time we give in to the enemy we make it relevant, give it meaning, give it a sense of power, and take the focus off of God. Every time we give time to darkness, to error, to that big lie, we are ignoring God—we are putting God on the back burner. We are telling God to wait, that He is of less importance at that moment. We’re telling him in these moments that we can do “this” without Him, whatever “this” is at that moment—of course, until we need Him. Then we want God’s undivided attention and blessings.
When negative thoughts pop in your head, say, “that’s a lie!” and mean it! Say it with conviction like someone just told you that your mother was part donkey, part giraffe, and part parakeet. It may sound funny reading this, but the reality is that the claim is false; it’s a lie; and you should declare it with Truth and Light in your heart and mind. There will always be clever tricks disguised as lightheartedness, jokes, art, etc.— but they too are dark.
1 John 4:1 tells us to not believe every spirit because there are many false prophets. This reinforces how easily we can be distracted or manipulated if we aren’t walking in the Truth.
Guard yourself and remember these scriptural passages along your journey.
Clothing myself in Love,
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