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One Verse at a Time

I can get easily overwhelmed by thinking about all the verses I should memorize and then I don’t memorize anything. Today I am going to memorize one. Ephesians 4:22 …”throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of  life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.”

My thoughts and attitudes need constant renewal so I thought this would be a good reminder and would help me get my mind off of myself. I know I can’t change my attitude on my own and I think it’s about time I made more of an effort to dance on Satan’s head. Anybody with me? One verse at a time.

 

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False Arguments: What to do with them.

2 Corinthians 10:4

“We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.”

Do you have false arguments frequently traveling through your mind like I do? So many times I have negative thoughts drifting in and out of my mind and I don’t use the right weapons to get rid of them. They are not my thoughts, they are from Satan but they are still in my head if I do not purposely force them to exit, stage left! Worldly weapons like distraction with a book, or game or something else that is only temporary is simply that…temporary. 2 Corinthians says that we need to use God’s weapons. Scripture is a good one and having scripture in my memory bank sure helps when I’m struggling with negative nagging thoughts. I know this in my head but rarely do I speak it out loud. I’m going to make an effort to do that.

God’s richest blessings on your day.

—Alison

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Proverbs 9:10

I was reading Proverbs 9 tonight and what jumped out at me this evening was 9:10, “Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.”

Sometimes I go through a period of a few days where my judgment is way off base and the things I’m thinking or the things coming out of my mouth are less than pleasing to God. I feel stuck in a rut and frustrated that I’m being so careless but reading this reminds me that if I’m not daily in God’s word, I don’t have a good foundation for my day. I’m counting on my own strength and knowledge to get me by and that never works for long.

Proverbs 9:12 also says, “If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.”  Wisdom sounds good to me.

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