Hello! My name is Robyn and i blog over at Robyn's Nest! I am so excited to be sharing on Jess's blog today while she is taking some time off for her procedure! I have enjoyed getting to know her through blogland & think she is just the sweetest! I blog about my faith on my blog & would like to share with you something that has always helped my head filled with the truth of scripture!
We destroy arguments & every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.
2 Corinthians 10:5-6
many years ago, i went to a Bible study taught by a family friend, Cathy Baker. i can't remember exactly what we were studying, but i remember that she handed us a sheet of paper that said "dagger list" on the top. she then explained, on the left side of the paper you write constant thoughts, doubts, fears, etc. that you continue to struggle with. on the right side of the paper, you write verses that speak truth on that particular subject. you keep the list in your purse, wallet, etc. so you always have it with you. then, when you are struggling with one of the items, you pull out your dagger list & use those scriptures as daggers to kill that thought with the truth.
this has always stuck with me because i am an over-thinker & over-analyzer. the dagger list has proven to help me take my thoughts captive to Christ. it's neat & very handy to already have defenses in place for things i struggle with. that way, i can just pull the list out & i already have specific truth right at my fingertips.
friends, there is a war going on everyday & whether we realize it or not, we take part in it. it's a war not of flesh, but of spiritual things. the struggle is real & we need to have defenses ready before we ever engage in battle.
think of a tree for a second, if you will. if a tree has shallow roots it can stand up, yet when a storm comes most likely it will fall because it's not prepared with deep root defenses. yet, when a tree has deep roots & is prepared before the storm, it stands tall even through the hardest of storms. that's how we need to be, we need deep roots that are rooted in Christ & his truth. in the middle of battle is not when we need to worry about our defenses - they need to be prepared before hand.
i encourage you all to make your own dagger list & use it to speak truth into your life! below is a glance at the first page of mine!
how do you keep scripture right at your fingertips?