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You Will Never Take My Heart!

Lately I’ve been dealing with a lot. I’ve seen family struggle with health issues and on top of that I’ve felt like I’ve had a million and one things going on around me. However, I refuse to let this defeat me because I know on the outskirts of everything happening is the enemy trying to whisper defeat into my heart. I have a message for him. You Will Never Take My Heart!

Who is the Enemy?

I can’t tell people this enough. Your enemy isn’t the bully down the block ready to steal your lunch money or the inappropriate co-worker who can’t keep their hands to themselves. Sure, they may do awful things, but who is whispering these ideas into their hearts? The Holy Bible declares that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph 6:12). This is the culprit. This is our enemy.

Who has my Heart?

When I accepted Jesus Christ into my life, He entered my heart and He’s there to stay. He has my heart for all eternity. Because of this, I must guard my heart like a good soldier.

Prov 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Doesn’t that verse ring so true? The issues of life truly are out of the heart. This means we need to make double-sure we are guarding it. We can be sure that if we’re not; the enemy will try to snatch it from us.

Now here’s what’s really special about our heart and giving it to the Lord. When we give it to the Lord, He’ll not only mold it, but He’ll also grant you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Furthermore, we know it’s one of the sacrifices the Lord delights in.

Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Why the Enemy has No Chance

Do you realize that when Christ died on the cross, He did more than just die for your sins? He also used His shame to make a spectacle of the enemy. He literally crushed them by His own death! Isn’t that amazing?

Col 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Not only that, He fully conquered death and hell.

Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Sounds like someone I want and need to trust my heart with forever!

Another Message to the Enemy

So with all this being said, here is what I have to say to all the spiritual wickedness out there. You’ve already lost! You squandered what you had, lost your place, and now you are beneath me (Rev 12:8). I have been declared the head and you have been declared the tail (Deu 28:13). You may try to attack and whisper lies, but no weapon formed against me will prosper (Isa 54:17). In addition, I have mighty weapons of warfare that can tear down anything you’re able to muster up (2 Cor 10:4). Finally, your end has been declared and it’s not pretty (Rev 20:10). You Will Never Take My Heart!

Final Thought

Friends, life is full of challenges. Sometimes things happen that seem terrible, but we can be assured that all things work together for the good of those that are called according to God’s purpose (Rom 8:28). The enemy knows he has lost and his time is short (Rev 12:12). Let’s make sure that we make this short time a miserable one for him. Let’s guard our hearts like good soldiers and live victoriously. Thank you for reading and God bless.

What are some ways the enemy is trying to attack you?  How are you defending your heart?

About Joel Bauer

Joel Bauer
Joel M. Bauer is a 43-year-old U.S. Army Veteran from Four Oaks, NC, which is just outside of Raleigh. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended school at Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school, in Fort Wayne, IN, where he received his BS in social work and psychology. He has worked in such places as a homeless shelter, a community based treatment center for severe mental illnesses, a school for troubled students, and other social service agencies. His current endeavor is to build The Bottom Line website into a site that inspires both Christians and non-Christians alike, and brings glory to God.

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3 comments

  1. Cora

    The article was profound and a great reminder to be vigilant in our thoughts and or affection for our God.
    The illustration of the blazed stallion brings a picture to my mind that is the purifying fire of The Lord upon our lives and the evidence we should have of being on fire for Him.
    The horse is one that shows no fear as it charges across the battlefield. We are to trust in the words of our Lord regarding the matter of being afraid, as challenging as it is. Our mind need to be aligned with The Lord.
    “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ.”
    Phil.2:5

  2. Ashley Isaacson

    Joel Braveheart! This article reminded me of Mel Gibson’s battle cry as William for the freedom of the Scots. Anyway, inspiring Words! I was also thinking about the scripture that proclaims how Jesus holds all things together, including our souls that can feel overwhelmed and vulnerable.

    • Joel

      Ashley,

      Thanks so much for the response. I guess you could say the article was a battle cry because I could feel the enemy trying to nip at me. Also, thanks for sharing the scripture. Such a blessing. God bless.

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