“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” Romans 10:17, NKJV
My sister, please listen to me. If faith comes by hearing God’s Word, doubt comes by not hearing it. Whatever we continue to hear on a daily basis and give ear to, that’s what we will believe as true. If you want to believe God’s Word, you have to hear it, and hear it, and hear it, and hear it until it registers in your heart and becomes a part of you. You have to soak in the truth so that you won’t receive any lies from the enemy.
My biggest weakness was knowing my identity and who I am. Because I didn’t know who I was, the enemy tried to make his own suggestions, and had me believing all sorts of things about myself. But when I grabbed hold of God’s Word and began meditating on scriptures that reveal my true identity in Christ, the enemy couldn’t get me anymore in that area. The only thing strong enough to combat a lie is truth.
James 4:7 says that we must submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee. Many of us know how to submit to God, but many don’t know how to resist the enemy. You resist the enemy by taking a stand against his lies. How do you do that? You tell him, “That is not true and I resist you in the name of Jesus.”
Being a Christian doesn’t mean you must be passive and receive whatever toxic words that are spewed out at you. It doesn’t matter if it’s a spouse, a relative or anyone else. You don’t have to receive anything that is contrary to the Word of God. You can gently, but firmly say, “No, that’s not true and I don’t receive it.”
Let the truth of God’s Word be what you hear and receive. Declare God’s words from your mouth loud enough so you can hear yourself in your ears. Reject the words of the enemy, and receive God’s words of life. Receive only what God has said about you. Mutter His words from your lips as you lay down to sleep. Think on His words throughout your day. As you do this, your faith will grow and you will become immovable.
Always remember, if faith comes by hearing God’s word, doubt comes by not hearing it.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for speaking to me in a way that I can understand it. I submit to you and I resist the enemy. I reject every lie that he has spoken in my ears, and I receive the truth of your Word. In the name of Jesus. Deepen my faith in you Lord and help me grow as I speak your words from my lips. Let your words become a part of me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Meditate on Psalms 33:4, Psalms 119:160, Psalms 1)