So many of us have been abused by others with negative thoughts implanted within. But we need to realize that there is a battle of good and evil within our minds that rages as we struggle. We need to hold every thought captive to the obedience of Christ… for it is only with Christ that we win the battle.
“THE BATTLE WITHIN” by Gary BertnickConflicts within, conflicts without,But the Spirit of the Lord moves gentlyAs human nature struggles, shouts and resistsTroubles seem to flood each day,Each defiant person’s steps along the wayYet, Holiness towers high aboveAnd humbly reaches far belowIn an eternal waitA most powerful vigilWith active diligence beyond our understanding,While rebellious manAnd stubborn womanDig in their heels,Stuck in an Earthly momentFrozen into a selfish, worldly circumstance.The needed change for goodnessSuch a hard walk through the desert worldWeeds always seeded about the gardens,Difficulties mixed with ever present problems.The mind its own decisive battlefieldTwisting in the windThoughts blown about as clouds that swirl,War of the mind goes on as the enemy easily infiltratesManipulates and lusts for control,Human nature sadly in its dark recessesWeakness of free willKnowingly and unknowinglyInvites more and more of the same;Bad becomes worseEvil at times even celebrated.*******But the Sovereign Creator, Lord of TruthHears sincere prayersAs blended incense before His ThroneTearful cries of His childrenFollowers, Christians who care for and love even those who hate them.Heaven’s authority and power reaches out in lovingkindessTouches one, then anotherTwo or three gathered in strength together,Creative mercy enlightens one mindAnd then many others;When the Sword of the Holy Spirit Bible writings flashesLight overpowers dark thoughts and impressions,Whispers of demons,Sharp Word thrusts bring all into submission to Divine Truth;With peaceful wisdom from aboveEvil and the “evil one” is crushed and flees,Yes, again and againThroughout an Earthly lifetime.