Wednesday, February 2, 2011

From D to C through steps of GRACE

We need to take up the shield of faith to quench the deadly darts of the evil one:
Dart 1: the spirit (demon) of doubt who makes you question God's Word and His goodness
Dart 2: the spirit of discouragement who makes you look at your problems rather than to God
Dart 3: the spirit of diversion who makes the wrong seems more attractive than the right.
Dart 4: the spirit of defeat who makes you feel like a failure so that you don't even try or trust God for victory
Dart 5: the spirit of delay who makes you put off doing something so that it never gets done especially in obeying God.

Our counter-offensive through the Holy Spirit for each of the darts.
Let us daily put on the Lord Jesus and His Spirit will give us :
1) Confidence (believe and trust) in God, His Word and His Goodness
2) Courage (encouraged and empowered with boldness) to see God bigger than anything or anyone else
3) Concentration (focus) on what God said and move forward in truth 
4) Conqueror's attitude ("we are more than conquerors through Christ") that to fail does not mean we are a failure
5) Control (by the Spirit) so that we are quick to obey and disciplined to live out our lives under Christ's Lordship

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