Living Free Every Day®
A ministry of LivingFree.org
Monday, January 12, 2015
We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. (2 Corinthians 10:3-4 NLT)
Thoughts for Today
Nearly everyone is aware of the military conflicts taking place around the world. We hear about them on the nightly news . . . see reports on the Internet . . . read journalistic reports in newspapers and magazines. We may even have a loved one serving in the military.
Consider this …
The New Testament was written against a background of spiritual warfare. The early Christians knew their walk with Christ was a walk through a battlefield. Paul says things like "be a good soldier" and "fight the fight of faith." The Bible refers to the devil as our adversary.
Father, help me be more aware of the spiritual conflicts in my life and in the lives of those I care about. Teach me to trust you and your power rather than trying to fight those conflicts on my own. In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from …
A Passionate Pursuit of God: Drawing Nearer to Him by Dr. Mike Chapman. This study teaches participant how to move into God's inner circle, how to listen for the voice of God, how to enjoy the freedom of worship, and how to embrace the mission of worship. This 45-minute format will accommodate groups with limited meeting times. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couple.
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