Refinement by Taking Every Thought Captive
God has been doing amazing work to refine me the past few years, especially in the area of “demolishing strongholds.”
In Ephesians Chapter 6, Paul describes the weapons God has provided “so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes,” (The Armor of God, Ephesians 6:10-17). The enemy is constantly looking for ways to use fear, shame, guilt, desire, success, etc., to steer me, and maybe you, away from the path God has intended, in order to advance His Kingdom. Paul explains that God has given us protection against these schemes.
One of the ways God has taught me to “put on” His armor is by taking every thought captive and testing it against the truth of God’s Word – to make is obedient to Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:5). This is critical to me in times like the following: (more…)