Inner Velcro

One of the books I am reading right now is called Embracing Soul Care by Stephen W. Smith. In yesterday’s devotional reading, he talked about the incredible uses of Velcro and how there should be Soul Velcro. He says:

“Without Velcro in the soul, we don’t keep crucial beliefs in place. We can forget that we matter to God. We can ignore what is really true about us and begin to listen to lies whispered into our hearts. We learn, in fact, to doubt that we are loved at all.” (p. 55).

This caused me to contemplate Soul Velcro. What are some things we currently have that help us stick to God’s truths and not the enemy’s lies? Here are some of mine:

1) Spending time in solitude (though I don’t do it often enough)

2) Spending time in God’s Word (especially meditating on Philippians 4:8 and Philippians 4:13 and Romans 8:1-2).

3) Listening to Christian radio (or uplifting worship CDs)– I am currently listening to KSBJ. Some of my favorite Soul Velcro music would be songs by Philips, Craig, and Dean.

4) Receiving encouraging words from friends. Timely words are the best! Proverbs 15:23  and Proverbs 25:11.

What are some Soul Velcro things in your life? What are the things that keep you honed in on the love God has for you?


3 thoughts on “Inner Velcro

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  2. I’d have to say the music is one of my strongest velcro. Especially Casting Crowns, but even soft instrumental music like Jim Brickman helps keep me calm when things are anything but. I also think some time alone to reflect on what God has done for me.

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