The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers,
but the root of the righteous endures…(Proverbs 12:12).
Pay careful attention to the roots that you’re watering in your life. Roots of bitterness, resentment, and anger can spring up so quickly in our lives. They get planted through an unrighteous thought that leads to another unrighteous thought until the valley of your life is covered with dry, dead bones of bitterness, anger, and despair.
Don’t let yourself swim in their misery. They have nothing to offer you but death.
This life of fighting for right beliefs, pure and lovely thoughts is the real deal. It’s not for the faint of heart and it certainly isn’t for those who think the Christian life is one easy day lived out after another.
You see, a life rooted in Christ is set on a firm foundation and the enemy of our souls looks for ways to chip away at that firm foundation, rooted in the love of our Savior. When my mind becomes rooted in Christ, I can have the right thoughts that are not dependent upon me and my abilities to make things right, but upon His wisdom and kindness to make all things new.
So today, I’m fighting for right beliefs, simply because, I must. It’s not a matter of just forgetting about them or pushing them aside. I must, instead, face them head-on. Truly, this is the only time that I will see God’s truth reign in my heart. When I am willing to join Him in the battlefield of my mind, with the truth of His word and His grace.
Lord, I surrender every thought to you today. I need to hear your voice. I must follow your leading and your peace because if I don’t I’ll start to believe the lies instead of the truth of what you have said. Father, I don’t want to spin in circles, not knowing how or where you’re leading me. I want to live in grace, held close by you, in Jesus name, Amen.