Friday, April 13, 2012

Lifewords strength to strength series 25 of 30

lifewords strength to strength series 25/30
Strength in God's Word
We can be strong in God by being strong in His Word!  The apostle Paul had keen understanding concerning the spiritual battle in which every believer is engaged and the urgency of maintaining daily spiritual strength. He understood it because the Holy Spirit revealed it to him, and the Holy Spirit reveals it to us through Paul's epistles. Ephesians 6:10 is an urgent command. "Finally"....meaning.....the most important final thing.... "Be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might." Did you know we have a choice to be spiritually weak or strong?
Our daily strength in this spiritual battlefield of life will be directly proportional to the time spent in reading, studying, meditating on, hearing, speaking, and obeying God's Word. Ephesians 6 speaks of our spiritual weaponry, and we are to "take up the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God." We have a relentless enemy whose aim is to steal, kill and destroy the saints of God and to wear them out to a state of weakness and powerlessness. But we should never allow spiritual weakness to persist. How? By keeping God's Word as our daily priority. Speaking of Abraham, Romans 4:20 says that "By looking unto the promise of God He wavered not, but was strengthened in faith." Psalm 119:50 says, "Your Word has revived me and given me life." God's living Word is our daily Bread, it is the Lamp to our feet, it is the Strength of our Life and as the Sword of the Spirit it is our primary defensive and offensive weapon. Psalm 1 speaks of the man or woman who daily delights in God's Word, who will "be like a tree firmly planted by rivers of water, bearing fruit in its season and whose leaf shall not wither."

Our spiritual strength is directly proportional to the time spent in God's Word.  How exciting! Increase your commitment to His precious living Word and watch your spiritual strength soar. Choose strength!

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