Friday, May 10, 2019


Devotional for Friday, May 10, 2019
“The Power of the Abundant Life”
by Dona Hake
The Lord desires that we diligently care for our hearts, minds and tongues. It is up to us what we deposit into our hearts and minds. If you are a person that takes it seriously to guard your heart than you well understand the battle that it can be.   Therefore, we must soak up God’s Word in an abundant way.   It is then that our mouth will carry words of abundant life, light and love.
Daily we are bombarded with things that serve to pull us away from living the abundant life that we are meant to live.   Thoughts can seemingly come out of nowhere and if our heart is not rock solid with His Word, we will not know how to properly discern right from wrong.One of the areas that I know we can be tempted with is thinking incorrectly about ourselves. For instance, if we make mistakes we can be tempted to be unable to forgive ourselves and we dwell upon our mistakes.   If our meditation is stuck in a negative mode we will spin our wheels in the mud so to speak. As we meditate upon negative thoughts about ourselves that negative will grow bigger and bigger in our mind. The strength of any negative will be an arrow that the devil will use against our soul. One of his main tools that he uses will be our tongues. You may begin to speak things about yourself and you put yourself down. Eventually the more you hear those words from your own mouth, you will begin to believe them.

Proverbs 4:24(ERV)
“Don’t bend the truth or say things
that you know are not right.

While we know it is wrong to lie let it be established that we not lie about ourselves. As we stay abundantly full of His Word and remind ourselves of who He says we are, we will not fall prey to lies about ourselves. I encourage you today to guard your heart with ALL diligence for from it truly flows the issues of this life.  Deposit His Word in great abundance as you meditate upon it, and your words will carry life changing power in Jesus Name!