The weather outside is getting more beautiful every day. My daughter, Laura, and I took our dog for a walk last night after dinner. I love when I have time with my children one on one, because it is a great time to get into their world and learn what’s happening.
Laura talked about how she dreaded the CRCT testing the next day and how she was worried about it. The more she talked, the more she spewed lies about herself. She was falling into a trap of the enemy right before my very eyes, and I had to put a stop to it.
The enemy gains access to our minds through our words if we’re not careful. Words hold power. We have to watch what we say to others, about others, and about ourselves.
Psalm 34:13 says we are to keep our tongue from evil and our lips from speaking lies. Throughout scripture, particularly the Psalms and Proverbs, the Lord tells us the dangers of the tongue when it speaks lies verses truth. In Zechariah 8:16 it says we are to speak truth to one another.
We need to hide the Word of God in our heart so we can bring it forth in times of trouble just as Jesus did in the wilderness [Matthew 4]. Satan is the father of lies [John 8:44]. He is constantly whispering lies in our ear trying to derail us. After all, his purpose is to kill, steal, and destroy us [John 10:10]. Are you going to help him or stop him? Will you be able to testify, as Paul did, that you speak the truth [Romans 9:1].
One wonderful way to fight the battle of lies is to write the lie on an index card and then find the scripture that counteracts that lie and write it on the other side. Then take the cards and begin to memorize the Word of God. When Satan comes at you with the lie again, you’ll be ready for him and shut him down with the Word…just like Jesus did in the wilderness. I recommend index cards because you can throw them in your purse or tape them on your bathroom mirror. You need them to be where you see them daily until you’ve memorized the verse.
You can continue on this process for each and every lie that comes your way. Pretty soon, the enemy will get nowhere with that lie and move on to something else. The good news is, you’ll be ready for him. When he comes knocking on your door with another lie, you simply find your scripture that applies and kick his butt with it.
“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” [Hebrews 13:20-21]