Avoid Building STRAW PEOPLE
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Our prayers are powerful in God’s hand. Please continue to honor our heavenly Father and give glory to Jesus as we help each other through effective prayer.
Our goal in this prayer focus is to help believers in Christ Jesus avoid building straw people!
Not speaking the truth builds straw people or imaginary thoughts in the mind. Troubles come when this occurs and can be very dangerous. Building straw people can crush relationships and destroy a marriage.
Straw people are built with lies, presumptions, guessing, falsehoods, misconceptions, wrong ideas, and partial truths.
When someone allows lies and deception to enter their thoughts and if they are acted upon, the straw people (imaginary thoughts in the mind) become stronger and then they become a stronghold. It is like breathing life into the straw person.
Straw people can be created about others or ourselves. Much time is wasted on invented thoughts in the mind. (Nehemiah 6:8)
Strongholds need to be pulled down and destroyed by the truth in God's Word. (2 Corinthians 10:4-6)
Accurate constructed thoughts in a person’s mind will cause them to fulfill God’s will. The opposite is true as well.
Suggestions for prayer:
(1) Believe God to help believers dismantle false thinking and build or rewire their thought life and relationships with truth. (God’s Word)
(2) Believe God to assist each believer in Christ to:
Study the Truth!
Think the Truth!
Obey the Truth!
Speak the Truth!
Share the Truth!
John 14:6 (NKJV)
"Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
Click on these four links for additional help. (Life changing materials!)
More about building straw people!
Victory in our thought life! Part 1 (3 Segments)
Thought life series! Part 1 of 4
What can we do to protect the mind? Part 1 of 7
To make my point deeper about building straw people or imaginary thoughts in our mind, Click here and watch The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 2, Episode #9 - The Night the Roof Fell In
Pastor Vince Marino
Royal Prayer Guards
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