why don’t I feel God?
feelings, the unreliable barometer
the spirit, soul, and body connection
the mind and heart connection
the battleground of the mind
it builds character
|Lie (Stronghold) ->||Thoughts ->||Habits/Feelings ->||Character|
|God rejects me.||Unforgiveness
|God won’t help me.||Depression
|God won’t take care of me.||Nervousness
|God isn’t working.||Impatience
|God’s ways won’t work.||Insensitivity
|God cannot satisfy every need.||Filthy Thoughts
|God isn’t trustworthy.||Doubt
|Unbelief||Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit|
|Man is independent.||Pride
Lust for Power
|I can’t help it.||Drunkenness
Reaction to others’ acts
|Dissipation||Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical Death|
Lies are not harmless; by them, by getting people to believe them as if they are truth, the enemy carries out his work of stealing, killing, and destroying. I learned this table from my pastor 18 years ago when I was struggling with depression. He taught me how to use Scripture — the weapon of our warfare — to tear down strongholds built out of lies, and establish a stronghold built out of truth in its place. What I learned then (and can testify to its effectiveness) I am posting now. Tomorrow I will post the other side of the table, the truth side.
truth sets us free
tearing down strongholds
establishing a stronghold of truth
training our hearts in truth
rabbit trail one: God’s word applies to me
rabbit trail two: God’s word is unfailing
thirty minutes a day can change your life
thirty minutes a day, day two
thirty minutes a day, days three and four
thirty minutes a day, day five
there is too much, let me sum up
I love this type of analysis because it makes clear the root of what we think of as acceptable thoughts / emotions. That “just a little bit of worry” is really doubting God.
I love it!
I love your thoughts!