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Mon, February 19, 2018

Overcome

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

When you are face to face with temptation and feel the weakness of your carnal nature setting in, reach for the sword (God’s Word). He has promised to strengthen you and the Bible has supernatural power for you. As you engage your faith in God’s Word and speak it out loud, Holy Spirit strength will rise up and the enemy will start backing up. You can overcome You can “slay dragons” with this verse. It is a powerful weapon in your arsenal. Memorize it. Meditate upon it. Reach for it often and enjoy the power of God’s Word at work for you.

Tue, February 20, 2018

He Knows

Romans 8:32 – He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?

The reward of disobedience will never be greater than the “all things” that God provides to us through Jesus Christ. Remember this verse when the enemy of your soul tries to distract you, throw you off course, and engage you in sinful behavior. God has overcoming power for you. Turn toward Him and away from the distraction that dances in your peripheral vision. Keep your focus on Jesus. He has your best interests in mind.

Wed, February 21, 2018

I Am Not Alone

Matthew 28:18 – All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me…and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Jesus’ words to the disciples so long ago are words for you and me today. We are not alone in our battles. We are not left helpless to fend for ourselves. He is with us and He holds authority not only in the Heavens but also on this fallen earth. Jesus knows all too well the reality of the warfare that rages all around us because He lived here and felt it Himself. He modeled how we can access spiritual power to overcome. Pray! Strengthen your spirit in God’s Word. Live in obedience to it. Establish spiritual rhythms that will keep you on track with growing spiritual development. He has the power. Do you have the will? Invite the Holy Spirit to empower you today.

Thu, February 22, 2018

Call Upon The Lord

Psalm 50:15 – Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you shall glorify me.

Here is another weapon in our arsenal. The thing so compelling about it is that our victory over evil leads us to celebrations that glorify God. When we come through our battles and have chosen to stand strong in the Lord in spite of the enemy’s tactics, Christians everywhere celebrate. The heaven’s cheer. The people around you who have watched you walk out the life of faith in the crucible of testing are high-fiving one another in celebration of God’s power demonstrated at the point of your need. Call on the Lord. He will deliver you. And you will glorify Him.

Fri, February 23, 2018

Provider

Philippians 4:19 – My God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

While the context for this verse is material the principle remains. God knows what we need. Our spiritual needs are far greater than our physical needs; and sometimes we grow the most in our faith while experiencing hardship and even attack. We learn how to use God’s Word to bolster our faith. We learn how to listen for God’s voice above the static of the world and lies of our enemy. We reach out to others to help us discern wisdom. And if we are smart we put our roots deep into God’s Word. God has solutions—provision for every challenge in life. He will supply you with whatever you need. Stay focused on His provision. He is there for you.

Sat, February 24, 2018

Sword of The Spirit

Ephesians 6:17 – Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

God has put a sword in your hand and you need to use it. When the enemy tries to take you down, rather than whining and complaining about life, reach for the sword of truth. How many scripture verses are underlined in your Bible. Have you memorized them? How are you inoculating your children against evil by helping them memorize scripture and modeling its use? How quickly do you quote God’s Word when faced with danger and trials that threaten to destroy your faith, your family, your testimony, your character? Get out that “sword” and use it! God’s Word is a powerful tool that causes the enemy to scatter.