Practice Stillness~Free Your Mind~Part One

Premeditation, presumptions, preoccupation, worry, anxiety, prejudice, being a man pleaser, and jumping to wrong conclusions all have one common denominator~mental gymnastics. 

Here is great instruction for us. These were Jesus’ words to those who would be persecuted for His name’s sake. We can make personal applications because we have the Holy Spirit within us. Though our situation may not be persecution, the principle remains. He will deliver us from satan’s trap of futile thoughts.

Luke 21:14-15 says, “Therefore settle it in your heart not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”

We are the resisters of the one who seeks to resist us. It is essential to keep Peter’s words in our heart. 1 Peter 5:9 says, “Resist him, steadfast in the faith…” 1 John 5:4 says, “…And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”

We know from Paul’s words from Ephesians 6:10-17, that we have all the essential heart equipment to ward off the attacks of the evil one. Let me remind us of one in particular. Verse 16 says, “Above all. taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”

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