|Posted by Charles Holsinger on December 26, 2019 at 9:55 PM|
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
I heard something a few months ago that has stuck with me and that is "Satan's target is your mind, and his weapons are lies, so fill your mind with the word of God".
I find this particular quote to be very accurate especially in our world today. It is satan's goal to feed our mind with his lies. He will strategically use the circumstances of our life and turn them around as oppurtunities to penetrate the mind.
Sin before it is committed first starts out as a thought in our mind. Once that thought is acted upon and nourished it then becomes an action. We certainly don't want to give the devil too much credit but one thing that we know from reading our Bible is that he is an expert of twisting the word of God and taking advantage of the low times in our life. The real battle is within our mind this is where the enemy does his best work. Once he is able to penetrate our mind he continues to use his weapons of fear and doubt to keep us second guessing the promises of God. Suddenly things that we believed no longer seems believeable and faith becomes fear.
So what can we do? It is important to understand that living for God will not come without some resistance in our flesh, the world, and the devil. However, with the Spirit of God we have the advantage when we fill our minds with God's word. It is amazing to me how many people who profess to be believers do not read and study the Word of God. Failure is absolutely inevitable if God's word is not consistently a part of our life. Going to church, reading the Bible, attending Bible Studies, and praying over God's word will help keep our mind full of God's word. Isaiah 26:3 "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee". There is no better way to know the mind of God and keep your mind on God than through His word.