Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stand Firm

Tuesday morning and that means Bible study! Always a great way to start the week..or, at least, keep Monday's momentum going:) Just wanted to share a quote I read a few days ago that has been with me ever since. It is from Charles Stanley's In Touch magazine - a monthly devotional that has been a tremedous blessing to me.

With regard to the daily spiritual battle that each of us who claim to be Christians is involved in, Dr. Stanley writes, "Victory demands more than floating through each day." Oh my. Each morning I must purpose to fight my flesh and stand firm against the devil and all that he hopes to use in order to defeat me. And then throughout the day, I have to walk close with my savior in order to be victorious.

Every day is a new day. And a new battle. But God's mercies are new every morning as well and victory can be mine. Stay in the fight, my friends.

8 comments:

  1. Jennifer,
    You are absolutely right! Living passively doesn't accomplish a lot does it? I find that the only ways I can live victoriously is to remember Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded you, be strong and of a good courage..."

    Your blog design is lovely. So glad I stopped by this morning. :)

    Have a lovely day.
    Lynnette

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  2. Love the devotional--Dr. Stanley presents things so well in a calm, matter of fact way.

    So glad you shared this. Hope you have a good Bible study :-)

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  3. What a wonderful post on this cold and dreary morning!

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  4. Amen!! So many times I hear people say 'everything happens for a reason', or God must not have wanted me to do that (if they meet some sort of resistance). We must realize we have an enemy and know that 'greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world'. We are in a battle, but we are well able!! Thank you Lord!!

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  5. The enemy is certainly prowling around, looking to destroy us. That's why we need to be alert...ever mindful of the steps we take, the thoughts we have, and the words we say. And where our strength comes from!

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  6. I don't think it is something any of us like to think about too much, but the truth is...there is a VERY real, VERY powerful enemy who does nothing but find ways to seek whom he might defeat and destroy. We MUST stand firm as you said. If we aren't fighting many battles with him, then we probably aren't doing much for God either. Floating through our days really isn't good enough. This was really good and made me think and I am glad you posted it. Hope you enjoyed bible study. I cut a good 3 inches off my hair and layered it up even more and I am feeling like a new woman, haha... Now I need to get something done around here...can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving. Have a good rest of the day. HUGS

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