So many of us get lied to by the enemy and we think it’s truth. I’ll tell you, life in the kingdom is always entertaining. No wonder we have to have joy in everything. It’s so important to rejoice and be thankful and to celebrate. Jesus said, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light. Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden. I’ll teach you how to rest. I’ll teach you how to live in this place with me where you don’t feel the weight of things.”
What’s fascinating is in warfare rest becomes a weapon that you can use on the enemy. The fruit of the spirit is a more powerful force against the enemy than the gifts. You can defeat the enemy by living in the love of God. You can weary him by your joy. You can depress him with your peace because he can’t break through. You can overwhelm him with your patience. You can frustrate him with your kindness. I love that. Just by being everything that you are for God you are automatically against the enemy. The enemy can’t put fear on you if you’re basking in the love of God because perfect love casts out fear.
(from Creating Momentum In The Church)