It is the everyday battle of our hearts and minds that can rob us of the peace and power given to us by God. That is why it is a must to set our minds on things above, not on earthly things. Paul made it very clear God’s weapons are available to us as we fight against Satan’s “strongholds.” Look what Paul tells us in his second letter to the Corinthians.
For although we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh, since the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments and every proud thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
This means moving from having faith in Jesus to having the faith of Jesus.
Let’s pray this prayer Dallas Willard spoke.
Lord, minister to me by your Spirit.
Come into my heart and mind,
and release me from all inward tension and anxiety.
Hold before my mind the truth that I have nothing to fear from Satan
for you have defeated him;
All I must do is fill my life and my mind with you.
Remind me often, especially in the midst of difficulty,
That you, who are in me,
Are greater than he who is in the world.
Help me to carry this truth with me
as I contemplate the awesome reality of the spiritual battle
A battle that, perhaps in our time, is moving perceptively
closer to its climax.
Give me the vision of you who are:
Our Father who art in heaven,
The shepherd in whose presence there is no lack,
so I may have the confidence and power to love and to live as
In his name, amen.