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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Jesus Called, He Has Your Peace

The Battle for Your Mind

A lot of folks have spoken lately of the battle they fight everyday in their minds. Depression, anxiety, discouragement, despair,- as compared to what they long for: Joy, peace, courage, and love.
It keeps calling to mind a devotion I read from Jesus Calling* by Sarah Young on September 19:

There is a mighty battle going on for control of your mind. Heaven and earth intersect in your mind; the tugs of both spheres influence your thinking. I created you with the capacity to experience foretastes of heaven. When you shut out the world and focus on My Presence, you can enjoy sitting with Me in heavenly realms. This is an incredible privilege reserved for precious ones who belong to Me and seek My Face. Your greatest strength is your desire to spend time communing with Me. As you concentrate on Me, My Spirit fills your mind with Life and Peace.

The world exerts a downward pull on your thoughts. Media bombards you with greed, lust, and cynicism. When you face these things, pray for protection and discernment. Stay in continual communication with Me whenever you walk through the wastelands of this world. Refuse to worry, because this form of worldliness will weigh you down and block awareness of My Presence. Stay alert, recognising the battle being waged against your mind. Look forward to an eternity of strife-free living, reserved for you in heaven.

Ephesians 2:6;  6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 

Psalm 27:8; When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
Romans 8:6;  6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

1 John 2:15-17 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

*If you buy anything through Amazon, go through the New Horizons for Children link, and a percentage of your purchase will go to New Horizons!


Sara said...

I have loved this book since you gave it to me in May! I appreciate it every day. The lessons sink in a lot better for me when I start out with a simple prayer for understanding and focus before I open the book. Thanks again!

Rebz said...

You are so so welcome!
I am glad God is using it in your life like He does in mine- working wonders.

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