The enemy is a trespasser

Living in the country, “No Trespassing” signs are a normal sight. They are meant to be a deterrent for anyone who might think about stepping on a land that doesn’t belong to them. For those who use them, it’s a security measure letting others know we are prepared to defend ourselves.

I remember one time a car pulled into my driveway and just sat there. After a few minutes, my husband went out to see who they were and what they wanted. It was suspicious and luckily they left without incident. But I remember thinking, why did they even come in our driveway despite the signs posted, then I remembered I left the gate open. What good was the signs if the gate was left open? A sign would not deter people, if the entry point is accessible. Fortunately they only had entry to our property and didn’t even make it up to our front door.

Guard your heart. (Proverbs 4:23)

We hear that quite often and it’s not wrong, but what if we start guarding our minds and our thoughts. Satan in the garden, attacked through the mind, twisting Eve’s thoughts and words. That was the first entry point and he breached it. Once he was able to do that, it gave him access to her heart. Desire is born of the heart and she desired to have wisdom like God.

When we let the lies of Satan penetrate our minds, they start manifesting in our hearts.

Shame, guilt, depression, hate, sadness, envy, pride; these are all things that we feel. We feel with our heart, not our minds.

We have to put up No Trespassing signs not only on our hearts, but our minds as well. If we are allowing access to our minds, don’t be shocked when Satan gets access to our hearts.

But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

When we feed on His word daily, when we let that saturate our mind and hearts, Satan has no way to get through. Our “no trespassing” signs are the word of God.

  • I am a child of God. ( 1 John 3:1)
  • I’m created in His image. (Genesis 1:27)
  • Nothing can separate me from the love of God. (Romans 8:39)
  • I am seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6)
  • He remembers my sin NO more. (Hebrews 8:12)
  • As He is, so am I in this world. ( 1 John 4:17)

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”

Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

Foundations

When a house is built on a good foundation, we can be assured that it will stand. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t prone to wear and tear. Over the years, weather, soil changing and overall age can attribute to the house wearing down. Cracks can start appearing in the walls and doors start sticking due to shifting of the house.

When I look at this from a spiritual point of view the similarities are evident. Years (weariness), weather (storms) and soil (heart) changing all contribute to our spiritual walk. I believe the problem that we don’t realize is that we make faith our foundation, when the scripture states Jesus is our chief cornerstone.

You see, faith can wane, faith can sometimes be lost, faith can be put in the wrong things. When we make faith our foundation, it’s not a very strong one. BUT when Jesus is our foundation, it will be unshakable because Jesus is unshakable.

He calms the storms (weather).

He renews our strength (weariness).

He is the gardener (soil).

He fills our hearts. (Cracks)

Like the old song says “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”

So let Jesus be the foundation that you build your faith upon.

The Journey Begins

Welcome to my new journey!

About a year ago, God put a desire in my heart to start a blog and you could only imagine how nervous, scared and unsure I was. I’m not a writer and I’ve never had a desire to do so.

If there is one thing I know for sure, God will stretch you further and doing my own blog is a big stretch. Although, I’m nervous, I’m excited. After all, stepping out in faith is what we are suppose to do right?

As you venture on this journey with me I pray that we both grow, learn and flourish together in God’s grace.

Welcome to my garden!