I'm reading a really good book right now called "Devil, Don't Touch My Stuff!" by Ed Dufresne. I am only a little ways into the book and let me tell you, there is some powerful stuff in this book!
Anyways, it's been on my mind ever since I started reading it, and I wanted to share the basic idea with all of you. Christ has given us authority over the devil...but the devil doesn't want us to remember that, so he tries to convince us that we should be scared of him and the circumstances we are in. And personally speaking, I have allowed him to scare me many times in the past, but slowly and surely I am starting to put him in his place!
I've been studying a lot lately about praising Him in everything, and also about how the things we say are the fruit of our lips, and we eat that fruit. So, I am trying to speak life and positive things as opposed to negative. This book seems to be fitting in with what I am learning, because the author is showing that we are not to accept the lies of the devil, and that we have the authority, in Jesus' name to stand up to the devil and speak out in faith!
One story that the author tells is about two women who were both miraculously healed of cancer. The devil started telling both that the cancer had returned and that they had not been healed like they thought. One of the women told the devil to back off in Jesus' name, because her God had healed her and she praised Him for the healing. The other woman said, "I guess I am not meant to be healed", and later died.
When they sent her body for an autopsy they found no trace of any cancer in her body! She had been healed, but satan convinced her of symptoms she didn't have!
I like reading about blessings or "God-things" that happen to people...maybe we should start sharing even more of them on here. Do you write down blessings and miracles that you have received? I haven't been doing that lately like I should be, but I would challenge you that if you aren't already doing so, to start, because on those days when the devil starts yakking in your ear about things, it's nice to have concrete proof written down about everything God has done for you!
Now to go get my "Blessing Book" and start writing! :0)
Julie (Sweet Inspirations)