How precious to me are your thoughts God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand — when awake; I am still with you. Psalm 139:17-18
If you have allergies you soon realize that invisible airborne agents make their way in and cause all sorts of reactions. What we see physiologically is a hyperactive response of the immune system to certain foreign invaders. The result is misery until medications kick in.
Here’s a little secret: Satan has allergies. Spiritually speaking, there are behaviors that short-circuit his tactics and seriously irritate his system. More and more these days, I find that when I’m actively expressing the following character qualities in my life, the more protected I am against the Devil’s tactics — and the more allergic to me he must feel. These are all strengthening disciplines for God’s man and weakening influences for the Enemy.
I have found that Humility is a character quality and is the antigen of pride and stimulates the production of spiritual antibodies: faith, surrender, and willing submission to God’s will. Forgiveness releases you from the grip of bitterness, resentment, and anger. It takes away a major fuel cell of satanic power in your life. God’s man short-circuits many evils doing for others what Christ did for him. Unforgiveness is a foothold of Satan, giving him space on the beaches of your life. Forgiveness, offered freely and unconditionally, evicts the squatter and takes back the beach. An attitude of Gratitude: Apply liberal amounts of gratitude to your daily life because nothing else kills pride like gratitude. You will never meet a grateful narcissist.
Father, help me to not live my life without tools of warfare.