Feeding our spirit among chaos
When our spirits are weak and malnourished we are perfect targets for the enemy. When we don't feed our spirit through quiet time in prayer, or in worship or reading God's word, it leaves room for the enemy to come and fill us with lies.
The best way to equip ourselves to recognize lies is by prioritizing our nearness to the Lord.
When we are not near the Lord, social media easily convinces us we are not good enough or pretty enough and the world leads us on a path of pursuing a materialistic life and surface level friendship. These are just a few examples that may feel near your heart this morning.
Emptiness, anxiety and loneliness begin to spring up and cause further disconnection from our walk when we are not in the practice of pursuing nearness to the Lord.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. - Colossians 4:2 NIV
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. - Colossians 3:2 NIV
It is easy to believe the schemes of the evil one when we are malnourished in our faith. We read in 1 Peter 5:8 NIV, "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."
When we prioritize our spiritual growth, we can walk confidently in our faith. Going from a casual stroll to a purposeful walk. We live knowing we need the word of God in our daily lives to be fed with true direction and strength.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV says, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
I am praying over each woman reading this devotional knowing God is near to settle these truths in your heart and mind through the chaos of this world!