Thursday, September 22, 2005

"Repairing The Breach" (from DaySpring Cards Newsletter)

I recieved this from my newletter from DaySpring Cards. I thought it a wonderful comparison to "Our Life with the Lord" and the recent events in New Orleans. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

(copied from newletter without making any changes or corrections)
Repairing The Breach
By Roy Lessin, Co-Founder DaySpring Cards.

“I had rebuilt the wall, and there was no breach left therein.” Nehemiah 6:1
The devastation created by hurricane Katrina has brought us so many powerful, mind-boggling images. Daily, the things that we have seen on television have moved us with compassion, touched our hearts, and motivated us to respond.
One of the images that greatly impacted me was the massive task of repairing the breach in one of the levee walls. As I watched a steady stream of giant sandbags being dropped into the water by helicopters, it seemed like the sandbags were disappearing into a bottomless pit. I wondered if the needed repair would ever be made. What a joy it was to see the levee, days later, with the breach repaired, and sandbags actually sitting above the waterline.
In Psalms 51:6 we read, “Behold, You (God) desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.” God desires that His truth be established within us. His truth can be likened to a protective wall that guards us from the damaging lies of the enemy. Truth's protective wall helps to establish our hearts in love and grace. It provides a positive environment where our spirits can be nurtured and our faith can grow.
Whenever we allow one of Satan's lies to enter our hearts, we create a breach in truth's protective wall. As long as the breach remains, our hearts will be flooded with doubts, fears, and condemning thoughts that God never intended us to dwell upon thoughts that will rob us of our peace and steal our joy.


Here are seven lies that can breach God's protective wall of truth within you:
God can't be trusted. (The truth is God is faithful.)
God is against you. (The truth is God is for you.)
You are not good enough to be blessed. (The truth is Christ is your righteousness and you have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Him.)
God cares about others more than He cares about you. (The truth is God cares for you.)
God really doesn't love you. (The truth is God loves you with an everlasting love.)
Your situation is hopeless. (The truth is With God, nothing is impossible.)
Things will never change. (The truth is God makes all things new.)

If you have allowed a lie of the enemy to breach your protective wall of truth, begin to rebuild that breach today. Reject the lie and start dropping the “sandbags” of God's promises into that breach. Soon, there will be no opening left for the enemy's lie to impact your life. Receive the Lord's cleansing, and allow the blood of Jesus to wash away all the pollution that the lie has brought into your life. As the blood washes you, the peace of God and the joy of the Lord will fill your heart once again.

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