Guard your Minds!

22/07/2022 00:00 - 23:00

“More than anything you guard, protect your mind, for life flows from it”Proverbs 4:23 (NIV).¬†

The birds of the air have all a common characteristic. Once it comes to hatch eggs they find a nest where they lay their goods. Then they hatch them to maturity. At the ripe time the eggs bear forth a new off spring.

This method is what the devil also uses against believers. If he wants to distract and ultimately destroy someone the process starts with laying eggs in someone’s mind. These eggs come by way of thoughts. And just as with eggs at the stage of birthing they appear innocent and quite insignificant. So, the devil bids time through a crafty process of hatching, where everything appears normal and harmless. But then one day the eggs burst forth a new yield.

If anyone wants to guard himself from the devil one way is to guard his mind from the enemy laying eggs in his thought patterns. Birds are always looking for favourable territories where to lay their eggs, and do not do so anywhere. For instance, they know once out in the open the foxes would have their eggs for dinner.

Likewise, a mind that is open field and not protected in the word of God is good hunting territory for the devil. Our mind can be the greatest shield against the enemy’s attack especially when we use God’s word to flinch off any thought patterns or easy forage. For as Paul writes, “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,¬†with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 7: 16-17).

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray that with the help of the Holy Spirit I may guard my mind from the enemy’s attack, to glorify you in my life, this I pray in Jesus’s name.