2 Corinthians 10:5 “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
We had a great session of Love After Marriage last night. After watching a video that explained the concept of taking every thought captive, Elaine and I shared some of our experiences using the exercise they taught about. It’s called 1-2-3 Skidoo, and while we learned many powerful tools at LAM, this is the one we used most frequently. This morning, I noticed myself thinking “I’m feeling tired and unproductive” and realized it was a spirit of weariness coming against me. So I skidooed it and I immediately felt better. I thought I’d share the exercise with you today. First, ask Holy Spirit what is one thing (could be a thought or a spirit) coming against you. Then just repeat these three steps. I’ve inserted what I called out today.
1. I nail [the spirit of weariness] to the cross. 2. I break all agreements that I’ve made with [the spirit of weariness], known or unknown. I repent of joining with [the spirit of weariness]. 3. I ask you, Father, to send [the spirit of weariness] away from me. Father, what do you want to give me in place of [the spirit of weariness] ?
God is a God of restoration, and He will replace whatever is coming against you with something amazing. Today He replaced weariness with rest, peace, and a supernatural state of flow. Lord, thank you for giving us relationship. The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy, but when we take every thought captive, when we identify sin before coming into agreement with it, we can nail it to the cross. Your sacrifice far exceeds the power of any struggles we may encounter, and I declare that you have already won the battle. In Jesus’ name, Amen.