Devotional

What God’s Word Says About How to Actually Protect Our Minds

God’s Word has a lot to say about how to actually protect our minds.

And truly, our minds are a spiritual battlefield.

If we can overcome the spiritual forces of darkness in this arena, we gain a great victory.

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New Blog Series on Spiritual Warfare


Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

Ephesians 6:10-13


When I wrote a recent blog post on Why America’s Actually Experiencing Tough Times and How Best to Respond, I mentioned writing a whole blog series on the armor of God.

And that’s exactly what I feel led to do over the next several weeks here on the blog. (So if you want to make sure you don’t miss a post, you can subscribe here, and have the Armor Up blog series delivered straight to your inbox.)

The enemy of our souls is ramping up his game, and we become easy prey unless we make an intentional effort to wage war God’s way.


For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

-2 Corinthians 10:3-5


Did you notice the part about taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ?

That’s the area of spiritual warfare we’re starting with today, and it all has to do with…

How to Actually Protect Our Minds

“Had he worn a helmet, it would have saved his life.”

Sad words, but true.

We’ve all heard stories of people who died from an accident in which a helmet would have been life-saving.

The same is true in the spiritual realm.

Our enemy is a liar and accuser who aims his lies and accusations at our minds. When we give in to His lies and accusations it leads to discouragement and despair.

We even start to slide down the slippery slope of depression unless we get a quick hold on the matter.

Thankfully, as warriors of the cross, we have a weapon that can quickly defeat Satan’s lies and accusations, delivering us from discouragement and despair, and helping us regain our footing.


And take the helmet of salvation…

Ephesians 6:17a


Our Helmet of Salvation

Nothing beats Satan’s attack on our minds better than remembering what has been done for us by the blood of Jesus.

He took our place on the cross, delivering us from sin and death once and for all.

In short, we are saved.

Because of His work on the cross, Satan’s lies and accusations no longer have power over us.

Helmet of Salvation Wrap-Up

So take heart.

Stand strong.

Revel and rejoice in your salvation.

You’re no longer who you used to be, so pay no heed to the lies and accusations of the enemy.

You’ve been redeemed.

(Another great way to protect our minds is through God’s Word! See references for further study below the video. The lyrics to the song in the video are also posted below.)

REDEEMED

Seems like all I could see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last
Then You look at this prisoner and say to me “son
Stop fighting a fight that’s already been won”

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, now I’m not who I used to be
I am redeemed, I’m redeemed

All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear You whisper, “Child lift up your head”
I remember, oh God, You’re not done with me yet

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, now I’m not who I used to be

Because I don’t have to be the old man inside of me
‘Cause his day is long dead and gone
Because I’ve got a new name, a new life, I’m not the same
And a hope that will carry me home

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, ’cause I’m not who I used to be

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, yeah, I’m not who I used to be
Oh, God, I’m not who I used to be
Jesus, oh I’m not who I used to be
‘Cause I am redeemed
Thank God, redeemed
Thank God, redeemed

DIGGING DEEPER

Romans 12:2; Philippians 4:8; Colossians 3:2-3; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 1:13; Romans 8:5-7; Isaiah 26:3; James 1:7-8; Romans 7:23; James 4:7; 1 John 4:4; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Matthew 22:37; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 4:22-32; Acts 17:11; John 16:33; Isaiah 12:2

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2 thoughts on “What God’s Word Says About How to Actually Protect Our Minds”

    1. Thanks, Jenny. I love this song too. One of my favorites for reminding me Who I belong to. So glad you enjoyed the post! 🙂

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