Love you all, praying for you.
Isn’t is true… The devil tries to pervert what God intends for good.
First a foothold, then a stronghold.
What is the difference between a foothold and a stronghold? Nothing.
They are the same thing, just at a different time.
If you leave footholds unchecked, unaddressed, if you do not uproot them…
They will become strongholds… as sure as the sun rises and sets.
What footholds does the devil constantly try to insert?
Doubt – becomes unbelief. “Did God really say…? (so you doubt His Word)
“that’s because He knows…” (so you doubt His goodness)
Worry – becomes fear, fret and unbelief. (“Look at those waves!”)
Comparison – becomes discontentment. (How come they get to have that?)
Discontentment – becomes greed (I would be happy if I just got a little more)
Lust – becomes bondage.
A negative comment (un-building, - really pride – “just an observation” or “just a joke”) –
Becomes slander and judgment.
Comparison – becomes sowing discord among brethren.
Taking offense instead of overlooking offense – becomes unforgiveness and bitterness.
Grief – becomes despair.
Ambition – becomes selfishness.
The first little choice to not obey, a quenching of the Holy Spirit –
becomes a hardened, calloused heart.
But – What if Faith got a foothold - that become a stronghold?
It would become a lifestyle of pleasing God that He can bless time and time again.
What if Praise got a foothold – that became a stronghold?
It would get GOD up off His throne!
What if obedience got a foothold – that became a stronghold?
Joy would absolutely take over!
God could do anything with you! - No limits!
What if testimony got a foothold – that became a stronghold?
You would be an overcomer.
The enemy would have no effect on you.
What if hope got a foothold – that became a stronghold?
You would live your entire life in the complete pleasure of the confident expectation of God’s goodness stored up for you and others! You could help them overcome!
Praying for you today.
For every single one of the devil’s sorry attempts at footholds in your life – to be utterly destroyed by the words of your own mouth declaring the unstoppable power of the Word of the One and Only, Almighty and True God.
Praying for you today.
That the footholds of faith and praise, obedience, testimony, worship and hope become footholds and then strongholds that are unseat-able, unstoppable, and forever unchangeable in your life to the glory of the Great and Almighty God who has ordained you to walk in them.
Love you all,
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