"I Will Live & Not Die!" (Matthew 4:4) But He answered and said, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."
Today is Feb 1st and there is something so great & expectant about "1sts." Remember your 1st car, your 1st girlfriend or boyfriend, your 1st baby, your 1st paycheck, your 1st touchdown? Well did you know that the 1st words out of Jesus' mouth upon entering public ministry were "IT IS WRITTEN." What a weapon! Using this leaves no room for flesh and emotionally driven prayers that fail to hit the bullseye in the time of need.
When the tempter whispers his lies about the state of your life, you can shut him down with the quickness by decreeing and declaring the Word of the Lord. This is our most powerful weapon, especially coming out of a wilderness place as Christ was. I don't know about you but I believe I shall not die but live for IT IS WRITTEN that "God has given the angels charge over me and in their hands they shall bear me up, lest I dash my foot against a stone." Selah.
Lord I'm thankful for Your gracious hand of favor being upon my life, keeping me when I cannot at times keep myself. Amen.