They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
How deep do your roots go?
When you hear a word that truly ministers to you; it is the enemy’s job to steal it. Your job is to fight to hold on to it. You cannot allow situations in your life to make you think the word is not true, or it is not true for you.
James 1:12 If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God! (The Passion Translation TPT)
You have an arsenal of weapons available to you. Your study, prayer, and worship have rooted you in the word. You are not ignorant of satan’s devices, specifically the ones he uses against you. He can’t catch you unaware unless you have not fully armed yourself.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord And whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord. 8 For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters, That spreads out its roots by the river; And will not fear the heat when it comes; But its leaves will be green and moist. And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought Nor stop bearing fruit”. (Amplified Bible, AMP)
Arm yourself! Not for the day, but forever and hold on to the truth!
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for rooting me and grounding me in Your truth. I thank You because Your word does not change based on my situation. I repent for acting as if it did. When the enemy comes to steal the word, to whisper doubt, and cause me to struggle; I can stand on the truth. I can cast down the imaginations the enemy tries to place in my mind. I can reject the image the devil shows me of myself based on a mistake. I am who You say I am. Thank You for Your word, because it arms me and gives me strength. Jesus died for and provided the connection in my spirit, allowing the word to take root and to grow in me. That same connection causes me to grow in You. I will continue to cultivate my roots as they grow stronger and sink deeper and deeper into You word…