The main purpose for the believer is to reflect Christ. Consequently we are challenged to live according to God’s precepts in a secular world. When we demonstrate love toward others and die to sin and self the Lord is clearly displayed in our lives. (1Jn 3:14, 2Co 4:11) During times of struggle with the forces of evil we must exhibit spiritual strength. It gives me great comfort to know that God never intended for us to do it alone. The spiritual life of a Christian is sustained by the Word and secured through faith. (Dt 8:3, Jn 5:24) As children of God we receive spiritual power through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which:
· Gives us the courage to rebuke Sin – Mic 3:8
· Enables us to speak with authority and share the Gospel – Ac 4:33, 1Co 2:4
· Fills our lives with healing influences – Ac 5:15; 19:11-12
Making it personal:
Dear Heavenly Father, You have chosen to use simple men as vessels to dispense Your love to a fallen world. What a miracle to be grasped! Help me Lord to live according to your precepts daily –dying to sin and self, loving others. Clinging to the Word, trusting that You are faithful to sustain me and those I love. And when the enemy strikes may I stand firm wearing the armor of God. Finding comfort and strength in You alone. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Walk with God and glorify His name.
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