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Discover how to break free from the chains of negative thinking and experience true freedom from unhealthy thoughts and emotions.
The Enemy is constantly seeking to fill your mind with destructive and harmful thoughts—whether of fear, worry, insecurity, anxiety, temptation, envy. . . . It’s all too easy for Satan to manipulate his way into a seat at the table intended for only you and Jesus, and to try making himself at home in your mind. It’s an ongoing battle, but one you can win!
In Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, bestselling author and pastor Louie Giglio shares practical ways to overcome the Enemy’s lies and instead find peace and security in any challenging circumstance or situation. By drawing from Psalm 23 as a framework, he offers biblical insight on how to . . .
Cancel the lies that will wreck your life.Take empowering steps to live fully alive in Christ.Stop the spiral of shame, temptation, and insecurity.Restore peace and rest in your life.Embrace the true purpose behind your journey through challenging circumstances.Break free from the endless cycle of destructive thinking.
You can find freedom from the war inside your mind—if you allow Jesus, the Good Shepherd, to lead the battle. Learn how to find encouragement, hope, and strength no matter what valleys you face. It’s time to reject the lies and listen to the truth.
In this impassioned but limited testament, pastor Giglio (Not Forsaken) closely reads Psalm 23, especially the verse "he prepares a table for me," to suggest ways to find freedom from suffering by focusing on Jesus. While stressful situations can tempt people away from faith, he writes, God promises peace in the midst of strife. For Giglio, thoughts and feelings of envy, despair, or inadequacy are signs of evil intruding on God's grace. Giglio suggests that by recognizing false thoughts, praying, and replacing negative thoughts with scripture, readers can gain peace. Unfortunately, there is a striking lack of consideration of mental illnesses, such as depression, that can cause or exacerbate such feelings. His evocations of the suffering he's dealt with, meanwhile, tend toward the perfunctory, as when he depicts envy as the feeling of someone being angry that others have nice vehicles while he's "struggling to buy teenager a decent car." Giglio writes glowingly about his vision of God's plan for each person, but his encouraging words fail to rise above simple platitudes.
Excellent book that will help you strengthen your faith, take every thought captive, and ultimately keep your eyes on Jesus, no matter what you are facing. I have highlighted so many exceptional lines throughout the book, as the content was overflowing with golden nuggets. Honestly, this is such an important topic for all Christians. Too often, we allow the enemy to invite himself to our table, our lives, and our minds. It is time to take a stand. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, is there beside us. We need only to turn our focus to Him, and He will help us overcome this battle.
This book has altered the way I encounter temptations from the enemy. This book is going to create a large ripple effect, I’m sure of it! Thanks, Louie!
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“…sin (the enemy) is crouching at your door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.” Gen. 4:7.
Jesus gave it all for a seat at the table WITH YOU, don’t let the enemy pull up a chair. What a great book and reminder of Christ’s love for us.