Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I Don't Believe You Anymore



Romans 8:1 "...There is NO condemnation for those who are Jesus Christ" {NIV version}

The concept of freedom is hard for me. I struggle with keeping the rules but living in love. It's a constant battle within my mind.

Am I doing this rightIs this how I'm supposed to act, talk, dress?

Am I doing this for God or for me and my own selfish ambitions? What if this is not what He wants me to do? What if I disappoint Him?

Then I come to the conclusion it's better not to do anything than to do it and fail. No need in embarrassing myself and God.

Lies, lies and more lies.  They are counterproductive and keep me paralyzed in fear. God didn't mean for us to get caught up in a list of rules to follow.

Then why am I so tempted to?

I want to be so soaked in truth that the lies are stopped in their tracks and sent back down to the pit of hell where they came from.

Satan knows how to get to our weak spots and use them against us. If he can keep us in a spot of not moving forward then we are ineffective for Christ. In essence he is winning, because we gave him that power.
Satan says, "I'll keep them going in circles, questioning themselves and God, and then they won't do anything."

BUT

There is power in speaking God's word out loud! It quiets those voices instantly, they have no power up against truth.

I remember the day I knew this truth for sure, I was driving home after dropping off the kids at school. I usually go home and start writing things out and crossing thing off my to-do list. But today I was being bombarded with self-defeating statements. I could feel myself moving towards a pit.

But you know what happened? All the verses I had read in the Bible about God knowing me and the good plans He had for my life came flooding back. I started repeating  out loud I am good enough, He sees me and knows me, He created me for a purpose, He has good plans for my life, my name is written on the palms of His hands. By the time I got back home, my attitude and spirit were soaring. Truth defeated the lies.

I have to know God's word. Memorize it. So, that when the voices become loud I have an arsenal of truth ready fight back for me. These verses come to life, when you know them and believe in their power.And speak them out loud.

If you fight the battle of condemnation too will you pray with me, OUT LOUD?
Let's not waste another day letting Satan keep us from all God created us to be.
Let's fight back!

Dear Father
You know the battle of the mind and how hard it is sometimes to believe truth instead of the lies. Your word says we have been redeemed and called by name and that we are yours. That we are precious and honored in your sight, regardless of what Satan would have us to believe.  Help us Lord to not lose our confidence and not shrink back like those who have no faith. We are made to be more than conquerors, if you are for us then really, who can be against us? You came to give us life and give it fully. Forgive us when we doubt your goodness and your truth. Help us to move into a place of not just reading your word but believing it and doing what it says. When I am tempted to think that I am forgotten and have nothing good to offer, remind my heart that you have good plans for my life, plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me a hope and a future. I can make every thought obedient to Christ and  I REALLY can do all things through Him that gives me strength. I claim this promise as truth in my life! I will not be moved. You call me to use my talents to glorify you; forgive me when I'm tempted to hide them, because in doing so would be to deny You. 
Thank you Lord for redeeming me and seeing something good in me, even when I don't.  Your works are wonderful, therefore I am wonderful too. I love you with all my heart, soul, and strength.
In Jesus' name
AMEN

{ Is 43:1, Is 43:4, Heb 10:35-36 & 39, Rom 8:31,37, Jn 10:10, Jas 1:22-23, Jer 29:11, 2Cor10:5, Phi 4:13, Ps 139:14, Mk 12:30}



16 comments :

  1. Such a beautiful prayer, be blessed.

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  2. I am so thankful for the sword of the Spirit which is His Word! And I'm thankful for your participation in Painting Prose! I hope I will see you around at Imperfect Prose next week.

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    1. His word is powerful than we give it credit for.
      It's my pleasure to be able to link up at your wonderful blog, you can bet I'll be back next week!

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  3. You are so right, Alecia. There is power in God's Word! It is after all a double-edged sword! So, for the life of me, I don't know why I forget this truth you are so eloquently pointing out! Thanks for this post! I needed to hear it today! :)

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  4. I'm so glad Beth, it was my prayer that God would lead someone to it that needed to hear it. I knew I did! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. There is power in speaking His word out loud...Amen!!

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  6. This was just what I needed to hear today. Those voices were getting rather loud. Thanks for reminding me how to beat them back. Great post.

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  7. Speak blessings, not cursings! So important with our walk with the Lord! Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Isnt spring beautiful.... i love it here in NY area

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  9. Keep fighting that battle! Put on the full armor of God that you may be able to withstand. Your chains are gone, you've been set free. Sin has no hold on you by the blood of Jesus Christ!

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  10. Yes I came bay a little while ago....your blog is sweet! I was wondering y i couldnt see any post there:-)

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  11. Powerful beautiful post!!! I am so blessed to have read it. Love the prayer, thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Hi Alecia - its those negative thoughts that can really get you down. We need to renew our minds with the truth of God's word, what He thinks about us. Such a great post.
    God bless and blessed easter
    Tracy

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  13. Thanks for linking up with me last week. Hope to see you again tomorrow! :-)

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