- Intercessory Prayer – The act of praying to God on behalf of others. This isn’t just a quick winded, one-time, “Bless them Lord” sort of prayer. It is a pleading. A petition. An anguish and desperation to reason with God on behalf of a need. It’s the type of prayer that is birthed when you realize that you’re bridging the gap so that no one falls through. It emerges from a personal sense of accountability for others.
- Exercising the Fruit of the Spirit – What are these fruit? There are 9 in total, and they are game changers. How? Through transforming your personality, attitude, and character from fleshly, to Godly. (Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering or Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control. Read about them in Galatians 5:22).
- Regular Media Fasting – The Bible tells us to guard our hearts above everything because it is the control center of our lives. This means that things that can adversely influence us shouldn’t even be let in the door. Sometimes we feel that as adults, we don’t have to take much precaution to guard what we see, hear, and where we are at. Just because we have aged, doesn’t mean that our bodies process information any differently than they did when we were kids. Once something enters your eyes/ears, it is permanently recorded and cannot be reversed – even if it is forgotten. Media has revolutionized the way in which we engage and experience the world. Yet and still, fiercely guard and limit what you allow yourself to ingest, and unplug totally on a regular basis.
- Daily Devotional – In order to understand God better and grow in your faith, daily time with Him is critical. The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit and our spiritual and mental nourishment. Our relationship with God is our lifeline and covering. Struggling to get into a routine or not sure of where to start? Try using a bible app on your smartphone with a bible reading plan. These types of plans are easy to scout on on the web too! I’ve recently subscribed to receive daily devotionals through www.first5.org. I love the way the plans are broken up by books of the bible, and it is very digestible.
- Remind herself of God’s promises…DAILY – The enemy is a liar and hates all truth. That’s why he works to feed you lies constantly. Lies keep us in the dark, ineffective, and defeated. They can attack the mind through, circumstances, discouragement, hardship, people, media, our past (and present), etc. The way that we grip those lies is with God’s truth and promises. Isaiah 26:3 (ESV) reads, “You keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Grab a notebook and begin to collect an inventory of God’s promises. Use this as your own way of keeping your “mind stayed on Him” and in “perfect peace”. Refer to these regularly as reminders of God’s presence, His character, and your identity in Him.
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