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The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie http://www.harvest.org/devotional
Written by Denise Pass for “Seeing Deep Ministries” @ http://denisepass.com/home/
Hope Discovery of the Day:
Fighting is easier when we know that God is fighting for us!
Scripture of the Day:
The Sword of the Spirit
Breastplate of Righteousness
Our hearts can lead us astray, but armed with the knowledge of the truth that we are righteous in God’s eyes, we silence the voice of the enemy and take on Christ’s righteousness, instead. We don’t have to waste time with false condemnation.
Shield of Faith
We have to resist the arrows that come our way and extinguish them with faith. God’s promises are sure. He will complete the work He has begun in us. He will use everything in our lives for our good and His glory. This weapon, like the others ~ is given to us, if we will just ask. When we don’t have the faith, He will give us the faith we need.
Helmet of Salvation
The battle is truly in the mind. All that goes on in this world first crosses the gateway of our minds. Will we allow thoughts to go unchecked? Or will we surrender them all to the Lordship of Jesus Christ? Taking captive thoughts that are ungodly or condemning and putting on the knowledge of our salvation helps us to overcome.
Our enemy tries to stop us in our tracks. Having our feet fitted with the Gospel, ready to share God’s kindness, we will be a target, but ready feet have a purpose – they are not just getting caught up in battles. They move on.
God has given us His Word, truth, righteousness, the gospel, faith, and salvation so His people are not left without a defense. God has us covered from head to toe. We are not alone. Ultimately, we can rest in Him, because the battle is the LORD’s and He already won! He fights our battles for us. Fighting is easier when we know that God is fighting for us!
Sweet Savior, thank You for giving us Your Holy Spirit to illumine our minds and for giving us tools to resist evil. May we honor You in how we handle conflict and see the real battle at hand.