God’s love is unfailing.
Whether you realize it or not, you are right in the middle of a spiritual battle. The devil loves to catch Christians uncovered and ill-prepared, and if you’re not mindful, you will wind up as the perfect target. The challenging part of this battle is that it’s unseen and the rules are unlike anything in this world. As a child of God, you have access to armor and protection. Use it to stand strong against the enemy. Today, I encourage you to not only put on the full armor of God but use the spiritual strategies you’ve learned from the word of God. Your victory lives in Jesus Christ. Arm up and embrace the win.
There are seasons that call for fasting, not as a transaction, but as a statement. Fasting says that we recognize our need for God outweighs the comforts of food or other physical items. It’s when we acknowledge that God’s presence is where answers are found and vision is renewed. Fasting doesn’t force God to respond, it’s a physical demonstration of pushing down our fleshly desires for spiritual breakthroughs. It shifts our attention from temporal to eternal.
There will be times when it feels like we’re going in circles or we’ve missed the mark. It’s in those seasons where frustration reigns and things just seem neverending. There are moments when we wonder if we’re even on the right path. Those are the times we cry out for a breakthrough… But what do you do when God says, “Go back”? How do you respond when God gives you an answer to go back to the place of your last instruction?
So often God wants to partner with us against our giants. He wants to see us remove debt, heal from diseases, and renew our mindsets….
Sometimes we can get caught up in the stress of starting over instead of truly embracing it for all its worth. We delay action due to feelings of failure, frustration, or fear. We don’t see it as an opportunity to learn or try something new. We just started a new year and I’m sure many of you had something that you were going to try to do differently this year. At some point, that resolve falls off and you slip up and make a mistake. Now you have a choice, ‘Do I fall back to my old ways or start over?’ There will be those who give up and shrink back into their old patterns. And others will forge ahead determined to make it better the next time.