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A L E T T E R F R O M LY S A T E R K E U R S T, Do you ever feel like you ve slipped through the cracks of God s good plans. It s the subtle lie that slips in when life isn t turning out the way we thought it would One hard thing seems to give way to. another hard thing and then more hard things And there just seems to be too many days like this. We try to pretend we re fine but we re not We re disillusioned devastated let down driven to the brink of utter frustration. disappointed, And in those quiet unexpressed unwrestled through disappointments Satan is handcrafting his most damning weapons. against us and those we love It s his subtle seduction to get us alone with our thoughts so he can slip in whispers that will. develop our disappointments into destructive choices. If the enemy can isolate us he can influence us, And his favorite entry point of all is through our disappointments The enemy comes in as a whisper lingers like a gentle. breeze and builds like a storm you don t even see coming But eventually his insatiable appetite to destroy will unleash. the tornado of destruction he planned all along He doesn t whisper to our disappointed places to coddle us He wants to. But I want to be the friend who declares to you today that while the enemy may be vicious we don t have to let him be. victorious in our lives, When our hearts hurt and life gets really hard we need reminders of God s goodness And I ve found that declaring the. Word of God increases my trust in God, That s why I pulled together this resource You will find six different sections in this guide Each section is based on one of.
the main areas the enemy loves to try to gain a foothold over in our lives coupled with questions for reflection Scripture. based declarations and room for you to write out some of your own enemy quieting declarations. Satan is the author of the deception that imprisons us but our God is the author of the Truth that empowers us Let s. declare His goodness and His faithfulness today Because when we express God s truth we depress the enemy s lies. It s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst. Affection M Y H E AR T W HAT I LOV E, R E FL ECT AND R E S POND Are there any disappointing circumstances in your life causing you to doubt God s love for you. Has that doubt been leading you to pull away from the Lord or to seek love and affirmation from people or things instead of Him. Because he loves me says the LORD I will rescue him. I will protect him for he acknowledges my name,He will call on me and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble,I will deliver him and honor him. Psalm 91 14 15,D E CL A RATI ON, I love the Lord and I know He loves me I m declaring today over my situation that He will rescue me He will protect me because I. acknowledge His name I can rest assured that when I call on Him He will answer me When Satan tries to isolate me I will remember. that with the Lord I m never alone He promises He will be with me deliver me and honor me in the midst of my most troubled. seasons So I m holding tight to these promises right now and believing them for my life. They will have no fear of bad news,their hearts are steadfast trusting in the LORD.
Psalm 112 7,D E CL A RATI ON, I declare right now that I will not fear bad news or hard things that I may face They do not have any control over my heart or my. relationship with Jesus Instead I will cling to God s Truth which never changes with the news I receive Truth is what I will build the. foundation of my life upon Yes my heart belongs to the Lord and I fully trust in Him even when my feelings beg me to doubt His. goodness Feelings don t have the final say Truth absolutely does. Write You r Own Jeremiah 24 7 Jeremiah 29 13 Psalm 18 1 3. It s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst. Adoration M Y M OU T H W HAT I W O R S H I P, R E FL ECT A ND R E S POND Luke 6 45 tells us the mouth speaks what the heart is full of What have your words been revealing. about your heart Surrender to God or suspicion of God A heart that says Thy will be done or one demanding my will be done. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. LORD my Rock and my Redeemer,Psalm 19 14,D E CL A RATI ON. My greatest desire is for the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart to be pleasing in the sight of the Lord To represent. the things He s doing in me for me and through me I don t want my words or my thoughts to be in alignment with the enemy So. I surrender every imagined thought and spoken word over to Jesus who can redeem them and be the true center of my adoration. Nothing will ever hold a higher place in my life than the Lord my Rock and my Redeemer. Is anyone among you suffering Then he must pray Is anyone cheerful He is to sing praises. James 5 13 NASB,D E CL A RATI ON, There are many hours days months and years that make up my seasons of suffering Sometimes it feels unbearable But I m reminded. that God cares so intimately about me that He has placed wisdom in His Word to guide me through these times of disappointment. Truth tells me that I can pray So I lift up my raw emotions and honest struggles to the One who knows every intimate detail of my. situation And when I m cheerful Truth tells me to sing praises So I lift up my voice to worship my God in every season for He has. been so good to me, Write You r Own Psalm 29 2 Psalm 103 13 14 Psalm 138 1 3 7.
It s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst. Attention M Y M IND W H AT I F O C U S O N, R E FL ECT A ND R E S POND Satan knows what consumes us controls us That s why he wants our minds to be consumed with. thoughts of disappointment and unmet expectations He knows we will be more easily derailed by darkness dismantled by defeat and. drowned out by doubt What has been consuming your thoughts lately. Be alert and of sober mind Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour 1 Peter 5 8. D E CL A RATI ON, My enemy the devil is prowling and roaring and looking to devour me right now He is vicious but he will not be victorious in my. life I am declaring today that I will not be one of his victims nor will I be afraid Instead I will be a woman who is awake and alert. A woman who with God s help thinks clearly chooses wisely and lives according to His ways By His Word the Lord is making. me wiser than my enemy And I know my God is keeping me safe today. You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you Isaiah 26 3. D E CL A RATI ON, Life may be swirling all around me threatening to steal my hope my peace my joy But I am declaring right now that I will not be. swept up into a storm of fear and wild emotions The Lord has promised me that He will keep me in perfect peace when I fix my mind. on Him I very much recognize I will steer where I stare So I must watch what I fixate on If I keep staring at the wrong things I ll go. in wrong directions I am choosing to place my attention on the Lord in this very moment I am choosing to focus on trusting Him. and believing His promises And as I steer my attention more and more toward Him His peace will come and flood my heart and. settle my anxious mind, Write You r Own Psalm 5 3 Colossians 3 1 Lamentations 3 19 24. It s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst. Attraction M Y E Y E S W H AT I DES I R E, R E FL ECT A ND R E S POND A heart hungry for something to ease the ache of disappointment is especially susceptible to the.
most dangerous forms of desire What has your heart been hungering for lately Sacred things that will lead your heart closer to God. or secret things that will end up devouring you on the inside. Let your eyes look directly ahead toward the path of moral courage. And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you toward the path of integrity. Consider well and watch carefully the path of your feet. And all your ways will be steadfast and sure, Do not turn away to the right nor to the left where evil may lurk. Turn your foot from the path of evil,Proverbs 4 25 27 AMP. D E CL A RATI ON, The enemy would love to distract derail and destroy me today But I am choosing to fix my eyes on the Lord and the path of integrity. that He has chosen for me With the Lord by my side I am a woman of courage A woman who considers her choices carefully and. thinks before she acts I will not turn to the left or to the right blindly following paths that will lead to my destruction Instead I will. be a woman who stays in step with the Lord knowing that He will keep my ways steadfast and sure. For everything in the world the lust of the flesh the lust of the eyes and the pride of life comes not from the Father but from the world. 1 John 2 16,D E CL A RATI ON, The enemy would love for me to get caught up in the temptations of this world He would love for me to give in to the devastating. pull of my constant cravings for physical pleasure The insatiable longing for all that I see The pride that comes with achieving and. owning more and more But I declare that I am onto him and his ways I know that pursuing pleasures outside the will of God is not. what s best for me These pleasures may feel good now but will eventually hurt me Wrongly obtained pleasures will lead me to a place. of dissatisfaction depression and destruction So I m choosing to turn to Jesus with every longing in my heart I declare that I am not. powerless in the face of great temptation The Lord is the One who makes me strong And He is the One who satisfies my soul. Write You r Own Psalm 16 7 8 2 Corinthians 4 17 18 Philippians 3 15 21. It s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst. Ambition M Y CALLING W H AT I S P EN D M Y T I M E S EEK I N G. R E FL ECT A ND R E S POND When God designed us He did so on purpose and with purpose But we have to choose to let our. God given mission determine our ambition What would you say drives your life God s purposes Insecurities The need for approval. Worldly gain Or something else, Therefore holy brothers and sisters who share in the heavenly calling fix your thoughts on Jesus whom we acknowledge as our apostle.
and high priest Hebrews 3 1,D E CL A RATI ON, As a woman who shares in the heavenly calling who recognizes Jesus as my apostle and high priest I declare I will pursue the purposes. for which God created me I will be most satisfied when I am most settled in my calling I may not know all the details of the big. calling before me but I will absolutely be on assignment for God today I will notice others who need the same kind of comfort God. has given me for my hurts and disappointments and I will offer help and hope to them In fulfilling my assignments for today I will. most certainly discern His purposes for my future The more I focus on Him the more I will know His plans He alone is worthy of. my gaze and able to redeem my every thought and my every step from here. For we are God s handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do Ephesians 2 10. D E CL A RATI ON, I am God s masterpiece His handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do the good things He prepared for me to do I declare on this. day that I will see the things that come my way as God s perfect plan to develop my character to match my calling I will walk in His. ways for me and give Him praise for the way He made me for the rest of my days. Write You r Own Philippians 3 13 14 Psalm 139 13 16 Luke 13 24. It s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst. Action M Y CH OICE S H OW I S TA N D F I R M, R E FL ECT AND R E S POND Disappointing circumstances can leave us exhausted and frustrated And the enemy would love. nothing more than to lead us to a place of giving in and giving up Are there any places in your life where you feel tempted to give up. Have you been standing firm on the promises of God or teetering on the edge of giving in to poor choices an attitude of defeat. quitting altogether, So then brothers and sisters stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you whether by word of mouth or by letter May. our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope encourage. your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word 2 Thessalonians 2 15 17. D E CL A RATI ON, I confess that there are many days when I buy into the lie that I am helpless and hopeless But today I am declaring hope and truth over.
my life I have been equipped and blessed with the precious and powerful Word of God His Word is steady and sure I can stand firm. on it and hold fast to it I can keep moving forward today and every day as God s very breath on the page breathes fresh hope and life. into me Yes I am loved by God and well equipped by God And I am choosing today to fix my eyes on His Word fill my heart with. the hope I have in Him and let the love and grace of His Son Jesus Christ strengthen and encourage me for all He has called me to do. God is not human that he should lie not a human being that he should change his mind Does he speak and then not act Does he promise. and not fulfill Numbers 23 19,D E CL A RATI ON, Whenever I get lost in what feels too hard and my thoughts start to veer off into an unhealthy place I will remember God is. unchanging always true and never fails to follow through on His promises to me He is never late never untrustworthy and loves me. more than I could begin to comprehend He is to be trusted and I . The enemy would love to distract derail and destroy me today But I am choosing to fix my eyes on the Lord and the path of integrity that He has chosen for me With the Lord by my side I am a woman of courage A woman who considers her choices carefully and thinks before she acts I will not turn to the left or to the right blindly following

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