Who Are You Agreeing With?
Who do you serve? Sounds funny coming from a Christian devotional but I want you to dig deep this morning. Life is filled with choices and how we respond directly reflects who we obey. The enemy is always giving us opportunities to reflect his nature and if we don't remain filled with the Word and saturated with the Spirit, we will begin to display his character instead of God's.
Maybe you yield to insecurities and fear due to the lies that have been spoken over you, therefore agreeing with the enemy, and stifling the call of God and the flow of His Spirit in and through you. What about complaining? Do you realize by doing so we are not revealing God's Words and promises but negativity... where does that come from? I'm preaching to myself here too. I desire for my thoughts, actions, and words to line up with God's heart, glorify His name and reflect His love, mercy, and strength. A life filled with faith... trusting Him regardless of the situation, how I feel, the doctors report or how things appear. Our life should be filled with faith, praise, worship, and complete awe of the one we serve. Be careful of who you're agreeing with. God has a marvelous plan for your life but there's an adversary who is bent on destroying you. Don't join forces with the losing team. Serve, obey, and agree with Jesus and His Word! The alternative will only lead to feelings of hopelessness, fear, inadequacy, depression, anger, and anxiety.
Seek the Lord and find your identity in what He says about you! You are victorious, more than a conqueror and the apple of God's eye! You are loved, healed, favored, and blessed! You are fully equipped to accomplish anything He calls you to do! The truth is…it’s not about how great you are anyway! It’s all about who it is you are seeking, serving, and agreeing with!
Romans 8:37 (NKJV) Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Proverbs 27:19 (NKJV) As in water face reflects face, so a man’s heart reveals the man. Psalm 27:1 (NKJV) The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 17:8 (ESV) Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings, Colossians 2:6-15 (NLT) And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So, you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with Him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross.