The kitchen had five women busily moving about preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Each one creating and tasting and measuring and pouring. Working together like a well oiled machine…
Mom asked, “Did anyone salt the mashed potatoes?”
“Yeah, I did.”
“Uhm, yeah I did.”
“Hm, so did I.”
“Ugh, me too.”
“And so did I,” said Mom.
They were the saltiest mashed potatoes I’ve ever tasted.
“The rolls!” Mom yelled. She opens the oven door and smoke began pouring out. The scent of well scorched rolls filled the room, the kitchen door was opened up. The crisp November air was welcomed in as the thick smoke was rolling out.
When what to my wondering eyes did appear, a HUGE dog leaped in with a bound. Sniffing and licking and wagging and drooling, all over the kitchen. More yelling from all five women, “A DOG!” “Whose dog is that?!” “Get that dog out!” “Where’d that dog come from!” “Oh my!”
Thanksgiving day lesson: KEEP A GUARD AT YOUR KITCHEN DOOR! And, don’t salt the mashed potatoes five times.
During the month of November we’ve talked about lies, fear, and negative thoughts. These are all strongholds that satan uses to defeat us. He is out to steal, kill, and destroy. John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
KEEP A GUARD AT YOUR HEART’S DOOR
We need to safeguard against spiritual strongholds by being aware of what we think, what we hear, what we see, and what we speak. Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Let the peace of God guard our hearts and minds. Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Today let’s commit to accepting God’s word, believing God’s word, confessing God’s word, and living God’s word.