TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
10TH MARCH 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5(TPT)
For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims . Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide . We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One.
One way I learnt to deal with the natural response to complain is to apply a simple life tool;
▪I SEE the promise,
▪I SAY it
▪And then I REST.
If you do this, you would hardly be a complaining person.
And if you are going to choose rest, keep resting. Deliberately.
I say this because the intrusion of your mind will try to take you out of the rest that you have.
While resting, make sure that you are not resting because the problem is solved. Rather, you are resting because you are contemplating on the promise. That’s how you stop complaining.
So when you are faced with life’s challenges, things are not working well, certain prayer requests you are yet to see the answers, contemplate more on the promise.
Begin to think word-of-God thoughts.
Isaiah 54:17 highlights the fact that there are weapons formed uniquely for each person.
What is this weapon?
It goes on to describe what the weapon is.
It says, “…and every tongue that rises against you…”. So that’s the weapon.
Tongues are words spoken to your heart. And when you begin to contemplate or consider or ponder on them, those thoughts form to become a weapon against you.
So the longer time you give those words, the stronger the weapon. You see someone who has held on for so long suddenly breaking down. It’s not that there was a different word that came but because he contemplated severally what he should not have been thinking about.
So words came against you, what do you with them? You CONDEMN.
YOU, yes, You are the one to condemn. How? By thinking more of the promise.
The question is- What are you thinking about? The problem or the promise?
When the thoughts of the problem come, counter it with thoughts of the promise.
And continue to think thoughts of the promise.
That’s how to guard your heart and overcome the cycle of rising and falling, overcoming today and giving up tomorrow.
What am I contemplating on?
-I am born of God. This is my confidence that I have overcome the world.
-Because I am united with Christ, His victory is my victory. What He defeated, I defeated too.
-I have been made the righteousness of God. Therefore, my response to the weapon of negative thoughts or challenges are far superior.
-I am swift to counter thoughts of the problem with thoughts of promise.
-I capture contrary thoughts and bring them in submission to Christ.
-My default posture is rest. My contemplations come from the place of resting on the promise.
-Daily, I am deliberate in the practice of guarding my heart with word-of-God thoughts.
-Today, I enjoy daily benefits and testimonies abound for me because the Gospel works. Hallelujah!
HEARING BY THE WORD
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