Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Battle For Our Heart!

Many people, even Christians look at most things on only a surface level. They think most everything they encounter on a daily basis is either physical or natural. But the truth is there's a battle being played out every single day in the spiritual realm, and we must acknowledge it, because the battle is for our heart!

In this battle, you have God on one hand trying to influence us toward righteousness and Himself. Why? So that His blessings can manifest in our lives. Then you have satan, on the other hand, who is battling to steal our hearts away from God. He works through lust, deception, and fear to corrupt hearts. But the saddest part of this war is; most folks are not even aware of the battle!

Blaming circumstances and accepting whatever happens is simply ignorance to this real spiritual battle. Our choices, our words, and our actions all help determine whether God or satan will have control in our life. Many people refuse to believe that anyone they can't see can control them, and exempt themselves from the battle. But your unwillingness to engage in battle doesn’t mean that the battle isn’t raging; it just means you’re going to lose.

Take courage friend, because you can win in this battle for your heart! After you accept that there is a battle, you can learn what and how to take action, and become skillful in winning over the devil. Let me show you what God's Word says about this battle.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:10-12

You will win in this war, as you study to know who you are and the authority you have as a believer. You can resist the devil. You have the power and authority to resist! You have the armor of God so put it on! Now is the time to show up, live right, live big in Him, and win the battle!

Blessings, Karl