Don’t Fight Alone

Discounting the influences of other people for the present moment, Christians have two distracting influences that they must actively defend against: the devil, and one’s own flesh (your “flesh” is a term for your worldly raw humanity).

These two influences can be particularly troublesome if you do not have a close walk with the Lord. Both will try to lead you down paths that may feel right in the moment but will eventually end in pain and disappointment.

Here are some of the things that you can do to defend against the influences of your flesh and the enemy…

(♦) Read the Bible. (Recommended sections included below)

—Read about how Jesus lived

—Read about how we, as children of God, are instructed to live.

(♦) Keep in close communication with the Lord

—If you can talk with the Lord and/or Holy Spirit, keep it up!

—If you are unsure of how you can communicate with the Lord, check out my post “Hearing the Father and Holy Spirit”.

(♦) Create a positive, godly atmosphere.

—Christian people

—Christian music

—Christian videos

—Christian Devotions

—Christian blogs 😉

Thoughts? Questions? Please comment!

Confiding in the Lord

Sometimes we can have so much going on in out minds that trying to keep all of out thoughts contained can cause us significant stress. If you have people you can talk to that is great, but sharing your thoughts with the Lord can be very simple and extremely beneficial. Being able to talk with the Lord is particularly nice when you are struggling with thoughts that you know are ridiculous but you just can’t seem to shake. Give these crazy thoughts to God. He will understand, and He won’t judge you.

If you don’t t know how to hear a response from the Lord yet, don’t worry. It will come, and, in the meantime, confiding in your Heavenly Father to release yourself from your mental burdens and to stay close to Him is perfectly fine! The Lord will appreciate any and all of your attempts to grow your relationship with Him.