Paul weaves the word Stand throughout his passage on God’s armour. What does this look like and how do we do it?
If we say yes to Christ we open the door to the Holy Spirit. He moves within us enabling our transformation in Christ: the armour of God.
Our induction into God’s family, is like “basic training”. We are prepared for battle and better equipped for the war.
Why is war still raging? Why is Satan still around? Why are we involved? And what’s Spiritual Warfare got to do with us?
The fire will dim, it’s a given, we’re human. But God is ready and waiting to help bring it to life again, reigniting and stoking the fire.
God brings the heat to the equation, but are we providing enough fuel to keep the fire blazing, or are we starving it of what it needs?
God presence is the heat that the fire requites, but we can smother the fire by gathering too many tasks rather that doing what is required.
Paul, was transitioned from persecutor to persecuted when God transformed his identity from self-righteous Jew, to Servant of Christ.
What if choosing to worship despite the circumstances was the key to joy, and the abundant resources of Heaven?
Our Father knows we are broken and fallible. And yet, like David, we are anointed for His purposes and pursued with passion.