Power

Dress for Success

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Ephesians 6:11 says, Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

A friend once told me to physically go through the motions of putting on the armor of God every morning. So I did just that for quite a period of time. I acted out putting on each piece to remind myself Satan’s schemes against me are real. It helped me to remember I need God’s protection at every moment.

The Good News Translation of this verse says, “Put on all the armor that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the Devil's evil tricks.

Satan is our real enemy. He walks through people, circumstances, trials, and temptations as an attempt to destroy us at every turn. And boy-oh-boy, is he ever tricky! But when I am wearing the armor of God, I can take my stand against Satan - the dirty, rotten liar - and His attacks are warded off with God’s truth in Scripture.

If possible, stand up right now and put on the armor - God’s armor. And beloved of God, stand against the Devil every day! It won’t be long till the fight will be over. We win in the power of Jesus’ name!

And there you go!

An Audacious, Amazing Inclusion

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Matthew 6:13c says, “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

What is God’s Kingdom? It is where He is the King and where His power and glory will remain forever. Remarkably, He asks us to be part of this eternal kingdom where we can partake in His power and glory. At the point of our salvation, we are given the power to overcome our enemy. We are also granted the ability, through the Holy Spirit, to give Him glory through acts of worship and voices of praise to Him.

Sometimes we forget to praise Him. We complain and grumble about our circumstances. The Lord’s Prayer ends by reminding us of the audacious, amazing inclusion God offers us in His kingdom.

To Him be the power and glory forever! Amen!

And there you go!

Carry the Light!

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2 Corinthians 4:6-7 says, “For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”

Lisa and Greg, children of my older siblings, were in a youth group choir at their church. The choir’s name was His Power and Light Company.

This choir sang to spread the Light of Christ that was shown by God in their hearts. They were not the source nor did they supply this energy or power. They were part of the transfer of this power.

As are we!

Brothers & sisters, may we never lose sight that we must share this Light - Christ, the glory of God - with others! The darkness is enclosing us all around, but Light, The Light, shall shine out of darkness! God says so!

Join the company—carry the Light!  And there you go!
 

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