So just started “Fight” Devotional today and I’m looking forward to the next 10 days. This is a devotion that goes along with the book written by Craig Craig Groeschel "Fight- Winning the Battles That Matter Most. The book is writen to help you uncover who you really are – a man created in the image of God with a warrior’s heart – and how to fight the good fight for what’s right.
1Peter 5:8-11 (MSG) Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. it’s the same with Chirstians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ-eternal and glorious plans they are!-will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word: yes he does.
Have you ever thought man it is hard to follow Jesus? Why aren’t our marriages effortless or why is it so hard to raise our kids. Shouldn’t these things come easy, shouldn’t they just happen. Because I am following Jesus doesn’t it just happen. But they are not always easy and it is a fight.
It’s a fight, it’s not easy and it just doesn’t happen because there is an enemy that is fighting for you just as much as Jesus is fighting for you. There’s a enemy that wants to kill, steal, and destroy our homes, our jobs, our children, our churches, our LIVES! And there is Jesus who wants to heal and restore our homes, bless our kids, bring favor and abundance to our jobs, and have a church on fire for him. The fight is real for our lives. All the enemy wants is to destory you and keep you complacent so the Kingdom of God is not advanced.And all Jesus wants is to know you and be in relationship with you.
It’s kind of like you were on a football field by yourself and I threw the ball to you on the 10 and said run it to the endzone. Easy right! That’s what we want life to be. Aometimes that’s we expect life to be because we;‘ve chosen to follow Jesus. But life is like this, another 12 men on the other side of the field and their soul job is to keep you from the endzone.Now it’s a fight to get to the endzone. This is exactly what the enemy is trying to do in your life. If you get knock down will you get back up or will you just lay there? Will you make a stand or will you run the other way? We are called to stand! Be ready and stay alert! We must FIGHT!
Jesus thank you that you fight for us daily. Thank you that you are right there in the fight with us. Thank you that you have given us the weopons to win this fight. Give us the strenght and wisdom in this fight. I love you, Thank you, AMEN!