Proverbs 6:30-31(King James); Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry. 31 But if he his found out, he must restore seven times; he must give the whole substance of his house.

John 10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).

We have to recognize that Satan steals from us by making us think we can only enjoy certain things and not others. The truth is that we can get a new mindset and decide to enjoy everything in life. We have to learn that when life throws you a curve ball, you do not have to change because of the curveball. You have to refuse to allow Satan to get you upset, aggravated, frustrated, and upset. Making a decision to enjoy your life instead of allowing circumstances to make your life is a fulfillment in its self. As men and women of God, we have to understand that we are given peace and joy through Jesus Christ and it is our responsibility to maintain the peace and joy within ourselves. We must refuse to allow bitterness to take root in our hearts or allow ourselves to be offended or remain angry. We have to press past our feelings and do what God has asked us to do.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I now give and bequeath to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Hebrews 12:14 Strive to live in peace with everybody and purse that consecration and holiness without which no one will ever see the Lord.

Note: You might be a Victim to the hand of Satan, but remember you can also be a Prophet to yourself by speaking truth, love, and encouragement into your own life. Know that the words you speak to yourself and family must always line up and agree with the words of God. God is a living being; it is a living force which has the power to produce after it’s kind in your life.

Hebrews 4:12; For the word of God is living (alive), and powerful (full of power), and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

In closing know that The Word is a living being. There is life in the word, the very life of God. Resurrection power is in the word. It has life and it gives life to every dead thing you speak it to. To keep your mouth shut is to suffer in silence; you can never bring order to a chaotic situation without speaking faith-filled words to it. Remember that everything in heaven, on Earth, and in hell must bow and succumb to the supremacy of the word of God in your mouth, spoken out of a faith-filled heart.

Evangelist Dynise Leverette