Every word you give me is a miracle word—
how could I help but obey?
Break open your words, let the light shine out,
let ordinary people see the meaning.
Mouth open and panting,
I wanted your commands more than anything.
Turn my way, look kindly on me,
as you always do to those who personally love you.
Steady my steps with your Word of promise
so nothing malign gets the better of me.
Rescue me from the grip of bad men and women
so I can live life your way.
Smile on me, your servant;
teach me the right way to live.
Psalm 119:129-135, The Message
This week we’ve been addressing temptation, struggles, and strongholds. Each of those areas begin from small lies that become big issues in our lives. We begin to defeat those very lies when we replace that thought space with God’s truth.
Jennifer Rothschild in her book, “Me, Myself, & Lies” puts it plainly when she says, “To accept lies is to reject truth.” I know from experience that approaching lies casually won’t lead to victory. Surrender to God, accountability with His people, and devotion to His Word brought me through some of the darkest days of my own struggle. The victory over lies belongs to the Lord.
Today’s Thursday Tip is an exercise from “Head to Foot” by Annie Downs
that encourages us all to combat lies with God’s Truth! Check out the Retro Video post and then be sure to leave your own battle tips in the comment section. (P.S. Please forgive the goofiness at the beginning of the video.)