One of the things I really have to learn is accepting that if I want something, I have to be willing to wait for it and also be willing to go thru some rocky moments for it. It’s the “can’t have your cake and eat it too” train of thought. Came across this on the KLOVE Facebook wall. A beautiful verse from proverbs that talks about having to be willing to be disciplined in order to obtain something (like knowledge). Have a good Monday everyone! God Bless!
How should a Christian act? How should a Christian feel about a certain topic? How should a person of God feel about cultural events? How should WE feel when our enemies are plotting against us? The answer is love. It’s always been about love.
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:31-32 NLT)
A song of ascents.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Ephesians 6:10-18New International Version (NIV)
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Integrity. Integrity does not meaning perfection. Don’t appear different way to different people. You cannot have a business personality, a family personality, a friends personality, etc. A Christian is the same regardless on who is is interacting with. What you see is what you get.
Righteous. Purity of heart. Keeping my motive clear and clean. Even if you do the wrong thing, you wanna do the right thing. Have pure motives.
Peace. The gospel of peace. Peace with God, myself, and fellow people. Serenity is working and living peace.
Certainty. Certainty is faith. Trust God when all is going wrong in life. The more I love Gods word the less I worry about earthly problems. Gods truth is whether you believe it or not.
Integrity is attacked with lies. Righteousness and purity is attacked with lust. Peace and serenity will be attacked with worry.
Salvation. Protect your mind. Sanity. Protect your mind from evil thoughts.
Maturity is using the bible against the devil.
Spirit. The word of God is our weapon.
We are to live peace and speak it. We want to live peace but not speak it. share Jesus with others.
Fiery darts of the devil
Doubt. Did God really say that?
Prayer is how we fight the battle with the devil.