Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Our Secret Weapon

Yes this is my fifth post for today. I'm so fired up! My head is overflowing and my heart is overwhelmed with joy! Gotta share it. I can't just keep it to myself.

I would just like to share some things from my devotional today (not full article)...

Read 1 Chronicles 5:18-22

In the silence you could have heard a horse snort, a fish jump in the Jordan, a scabbard ring hollow against a shield. But as the battle got underway and the screams tore at their eardrums, you could hear something else: the cries of the warriors calling out to GOD for help. HE was the SECRET WEAPON in the battle. And they trusted HIM for the victory.

Let's face it; life is more a battlefield than a playground. Every day we face enemies we can't even see. We are at war "against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12). We fight battles within ourselves - against insecurity, anxiety, depression. We fight for spiritual territory rather than for plots of land. We fight against the fallen things in this world: materialism, greed, selfishness, addiction, violence, apathy, prejudice, injustice...and the list goes on. Daunting enemies, indeed.

As soldiers in GOD's army we are called to do battle with evil by putting on the armor of GOD (Ephesians 6:10-18)...And then, like the Israelites, employ your "secret weapon": prayer. Ask GOD for help, "pray[ing] in the Spirit...with all kinds of prayers and requests" (Ephesians 6:18). One commentator said, "Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees." Don't hesitate to utilize your secret weapon by praying to the LORD of hosts, and trust HIM to hear your prayers. HE's the One who will lead you to win your battle because HE has already won the war.

~from New Women's Devotional Bible
Copyright © 2006 by Zondervan



ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT!

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different. PRAY PRAY PRAY.

3 comments:

SMiLE ~ JESUS LOVES YOU said...

Oh what a great post!! So true! Sometimes it feels like we have nothing to battle against the devil with but infact we do, with prayer and with the power of our Jesus!! love you Hon!!

Faith in Writing said...

That was such a great read Hon. Thanks!

Chris said...

God's grace given to us freely is enough to handle anything the enemy throws our way! Great post!