Our daily challenge is to be true to self and faithful to God and His calling on our life while living in the midst of a world caught up in turmoil. How do we accomplish such a great task on a day to day basis? Here are just a few suggestions.
Speak up when something truly matters! Be quiet when it’s not worth the battle. Pray for wisdom to know the difference.
Don’t live a lie! Let your inside you, your character, match your outside you, your witness. Live a life of integrity.
Be a light! Don’t follow the crowd just to be accepted when you know that it is contrary to God’s word. Remember, just because everybody is doing something that doesn’t make it right. Be bold. Be fearless. Be you!
Be strong in the Lord! Be willing to suffer for truth, the Word of God. Remember God is with you, and the battle is already won! You just have to be a willing vessel to carry out the mission.
Be holy! Not only in word, but in deed. Let your outer appearance reflect the inner man. Let your hobbies, entertainment, etc. be pleasing in the sight of God. Separate from worldliness, and be a reflection of Christ!
Words To Stand On…
1 Peter 2:19-20
19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
1 Samuel 17:45-47
45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.
Walk It Out…
Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!