The Release of The SPIRIT
Fight for the Mind
Our minds are wonderful gifts from God. They are the means by which we process the world around us, make choices, navigate our way through life, and bring immense creativity and color to the human experience. It is also with our minds that we perceive God’s truth and, based upon that truth, we are transformed by the renewing of our minds.
It should be no surprise, then, that our minds are also strategic targets for Satan, a spiritual battleground if you will. When the enemy has his way, our minds harbor debilitating doubts, embrace crippling lies, entertain false affections, and rationalize sin.
This battle with our minds becomes especially strong when we make the decision to pray. We find ourselves saying things like “I’m too tired. I’m unworthy. This is useless; God would never listen to someone like me. God doesn’t care. I don’t feel anything so I must not be spiritual enough.”
We can win this battle with our minds. Through Jesus’ triumph on the cross and by the power of His Spirit, we have all the spiritual weapons we need to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Pray the Scriptures:
Romans 12:1, 2
2 Corinthians 10:3–5
1 Peter 5:6–9
Turn off the distracting voices in your head that would keep you from prayer. Instead, think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable and allow God to renew your mind.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:1)”