And no, I am not talking about the lines for Black Friday shopping. That is one battle I’m choosing not to fight this year – LOL!
However, if you’re breathing …. sooner or later you will experience a battle for your very soul. The enemy in this battle will try to rob you of your joy, peace, and maybe even your sanity. But the good news is: You don’t have to go into that battle unarmed. And when you put on the whole armor of God, not only will you survive what you never thought you could – you will also conquer and become a glorious story of grace.
So, I would encourage you…. If you feel like you’re in a battle line today, do not be passive. Instead, actively engage in worshipping God – not only praising Him, but also declaring words of truth over yourself, your heart, and your situation. This quote from Holley Gerth says it well: “Worship is an act of War against the enemy of our hearts.”
This quote making the rounds in social media right now is simply reflective of the eternal truths in God’s Love Letter to us that remind us to focus on and cling to what is good.
And, ultimately, everything that is good comes from God (See James 1:17). In the end, that is truly what we want: more of God – our Father, our Designer, our Redeemer, our friend….
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” – Philippians 4:8 NASB
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” – Romans 12:9 NIV
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:17 NIV