The Word talks about Guarding your heart…⚔️
How do we do that?
We do that with the breastplate of Hope and Love.
God’s love stops the javelins and spears of the enemy reaching our heart ❤️
The fog of a troubled heart can obscure what’s really going on, but God’s Word provides plenty of clues.
If stealing, killing, and destroying are happening around you, you know the thief is at work. Sometimes that’s because of our own or other people’s sinful behaviour, and sometimes it’s simply because we still live in this messed-up world.
Be especially alert for condemnation and confusion.
Condemnation from the enemy and conviction from the Holy Spirit may seem similar on the outside, but they couldn’t be more different. Condemnation is dark, hopeless, destructive, and holds you to your past. It feels like the end.
Conviction from the Holy Spirit feels light, hopeful, uplifting, and points you to your future. It’s a beginning and provides a clear sense of the next step to take.
Confusion from the enemy brings oppression, darkness, and fear. The harder you wrestle to break free, the more entangled you become.
Peace from the Holy Spirit brings clarity and light. Regardless of what happens externally, your inner world can experience calmness and hope.
When you are experiencing condemnation or confusion, literally STOP! Move away mentally and/or physically. Calm your mind, run into God’s presence, and listen for His voice. He will meet you there.
“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 NLT
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 NLT
Be blessed today as you wrap yourself in Gods love ❤️
(Shared from Overcoming Fear And Anxiety Through Spiritual Warfare)