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Going To War Without A Weapon

Would you go into a war without protection or your weapon? No…I wouldn’t either. Then how come it is so easy for us to go to battle without our Spiritual Armor & Weapon? It instructs us in Galatians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil.”

Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. So stand firm and hold your ground, having tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news]. Above all, lift up the [protective] shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one . And take the helmet of salvation , and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

Not only reading, but applying the word of God to your life is what protects you. I’m not saying that life will be perfect…But when we know the Truth of God’s Word we can recognize the lies of satan.

God’s word is full of promises. Things we need to pray for. Im happy to say God doesn’t break promises either! When we don’t read our word, we lack wisdom and understanding of what is going on in the spiritual realm, how we can put God above everything else, and really love our neighbors. The list goes on, your bible is your instruction manual to life!

I have heard many times that people do not have time to read scripture. I know it can be difficult. Why wouldn’t satan want to stop you from spending time with God? Am I calling your kids, husband, work, ect., satan? Of course not. But when you put God above all else, your life will improve, including those relationships.

When we read our word diligently and pray those promises, they come to life because God watches over his word. The possibilities are endless!“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With people [as far as it depends on them] it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

I don’t know your life…I don’t know what your mornings look like…However, I know that I want to be equipped with my armor in the morning to fight the battles that might transpire for me. I am not a morning person. So, when I first began really diving into the word first thing in the morning it was difficult. I would get distracted, be so tired my eyes wouldn’t stay open, or not wake up in time. I got really frustrated, really fast! I recognized that it was satan wanting to stunt my relationship with Abba. NOT TODAY SATAN. I asked God, “God I’m really having a hard time spending time with you in the morning, will you please limit my distractions? It says in your word that I need my armor, please wake me up refreshed, focused, and ready to retain and put into practice what I read.” Next morning, I woke up early, without an alarm! (Very rare with the shift I used to work!)

God wants to spend time with you! He wants you to be a doer of the word and light of the world. If you’re struggling getting in the word, you’re not alone! I will be putting up more helpful tips and reasons why it is important to read scripture.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! & if we don’t talk before then, a very Merry CHRISTmas!

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Building A Relationship With God Through Prayer

I feel the need to write about the power of prayer this morning. I often explain to people that prayer is your day to day conversations with God. It is some of the most intimate moments with Abba we will ever have! I have had many people say that it’s hard for them to pray and get in their word. At one point in my life, I was right there with them!

If you and your best friend were with one another 24/7 and you didn’t say anything to them, nor did you really listen when they were speaking, wouldn’t that be really weird? It would hard to build a relationship with someone who you never spoke to or listened to when they were speaking. It would be like, you’d be strangers in the same place. When we don’t pray, read our word, or engage in his presence, just like our best friend, it would be REALLY hard to get to know them!

Don’t worry though, even if you feel you have strayed away from his presence he knows you better than you know yourself. He created you! “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” -Job 33:4 (NASB)

One of the many things I love about God is, he meets you where you are at! You’re never to far away from him and his love! “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38-39 (NLT)

For you who think prayer is hard, I was right there with you! It really isn’t difficult. It is simply a conversation, and we are blessed enough to have Holy Spirit to guide us even if we don’t know what to say!

Since I have been praying more often than I ever have,  while using the word to form many of my prayers, my life has transformed! It is amazing what God can do just by praying! I never realized the power behind it!

I hope I have encouraged you not only to pray, but to truly build a relationship with God. It will be the best relationship you will ever have!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! My email is provided in the “About Me” section of my blog or just comment below!

Have an awesome weekend!