This picture depicts a vision the Father gave to me about two years ago. I was standing in a huge bucket with my bare feet. The bucket began to slowly fill with wet cement. I could feel the cold, wet paste seep between my toes and cover my feet. I didn’t flinch or move even an inch. I didn’t shout for help or cry out for someone to save me from the fast drying stronghold around now my ankles and calves.
One thing you have to know about me. I do not like to be held down. I do not like to be forced to be in a position where I don’t want to be. It’s like backing a cat in a corner, I want to come out fighting. But in this vision, I didn’t feel any anxiety at all. I actually felt completely free. It was at this time the Lord revealed to me that the cement was His Word. He told me that I was to totally immerse myself in His Word and never move from it. With this posture, I would obtain the freedom I so desperately desired.
The Lord was telling me that He was supposed to be the only stronghold in my life.
2 Samuel 22:3, reads like the Psalms as it states:
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior— from violent people you save me.
and further in Psalm 18:2:
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
As we know, our spirits are renewed and made perfect as we receive Christ through Salvation. But our minds have to be renewed day by day. There is a scripture in 2 Chronicles that gives us a crucial weapon in our arsenol to help us renew our minds.
2 Chronicles 20:3 (AMP) states,
Then Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself [determinedly, as his vital need] to seek the Lord; he proclaimed a fast in all Judah.
Even though Jeohoshaphat feared, he set his mind…determinedly, as his vital need…to seek the Lord.
We are to think on those things that cause us fear and trepidation.
Think on those issues of life that have caused us trouble in the past.
Think on those recurring issues in our relationships that cause such heartache and pain.
And then after we have pondered these issues, set in our minds, be determined in our thinking, that we will handle these situations as God intended; putting on the armor of God; speaking life and not death through the power of our tongues; responding to insult and threats with a soft answer which the Word tells us will turn away wrath; exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit in all situations.
Won’t you walk with me on this continual reLOVE journey to Freedom. Set your mind today.
Be well friends.