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  • Writer's pictureSara Soenen

Making God's Truth a Reality

We can read the Bible, we can go to church, we can pray, but ultimately unless we really and truly believe it, and internalize it our lives can’t truly be transformed. We have to change our thoughts before we can change the way we feel. We have to reframe our thoughts, even if we don’t feel it. We have to recognize that we CAN retrain our brains and therefore began to retrain our behavior. t starts with doing things we don’t feel like doing and saying things OUT LOUD that we may not quite understand. It starts with doing. In the words of NIKE “JUST DO IT!”

Craig Groeschel preached about how our thoughts effect everything that we do specifically our behavior. How do you talk to yourself? When you wake up, do you start your day with I’m so tired, the kids are driving me crazy, where's the coffee, I have so much to do, I’m never going to get the job I really want, it’s going to be a tough week, there’s just too much to do, I can’t stand the people I work with, I’m never going to get ahead. Not exactly the ideal way to start your day is it? Your life is moving in the direction of your strongest thoughts. Do you like the direction they are heading?

We all know we can’t change our circumstances, but we can change how we think about our circumstances. Stress isn’t about what you have to do, but how you think about what you have to do. Somewhere along our faith journey we have forgotten that we are equipped with weapons for battle. God has given us weapons not of the flesh, but of the Spirit. [I know many people don’t believe in the idea of spiritual warfare, that it’s made up, but if you believe in God, and you believe in the impossible, then what is so IMpossible about the spiritual between good and evil.]

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. {no one said the devil wasn’t smart, he’s always strategizing and manipulating. The scariest, is he knows God’s Word, (Matthew 4:1-11)} 12 For wea]">[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.14 STAND YOUR GROUND, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.b]">[b] 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.c]">[c] 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.{Luke 11:9-10} Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.d]">[d]

Satan has you convinced, that you can’t, you won’t, and you never will, but God says I can and you will because you have Me. The more you say God’s truths the more you will renew your mind. Eventually a light will click on and you’ll move from just saying it to believing it to acting it out. When your thinking changes your life will change.

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