Are you consciously aware of how much the Lord delights in you? Does your heart acknowledge His delighting in you? Picture yourself in this scene. Zephaniah 3:17 says, “The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
If your heart does not agree, then the enemy has set up a stronghold of lies in your heart. We have to remember that not every thought is of our origin. I learned his truth in 1993, and it literally began shaking the strongholds of lies that were holding me captive.
When our heart does not agree with what Scripture says about us, then we have believed one of satan’s lies. Folks make excuses for their hidden sin because their heart does not agree with Numbers 32:23. It says, “…you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out.”
Those who have not accepted how the Lord has made them, do not agree with Psalm 119:73. It says, “Your hands have made me and fashioned me…” For years I lived in self-hatred and self-rejection because my heart didn’t connect with the truth that would set me free.
So it is as we daily read His word for understanding. If we are attentive, the Holy Spirit will finger an area of unbelief in our heart. He knows the lies that are buried there and forgotten. They were planted by satan to control us from within. They keep us from fully embracing His empowerment through grace.