Armor up! When we pray scripture, we are doing battle God’s way. When we obediently put on our ‘spiritual armor’ and fight the battle, we stand firm in the authority of Christ. The truth is, we are “more than conquerors” through the price He paid for us; we claim the victory that’s already won. I pray we will understand the new identity Christ gave us when He took over our lives. “God made us alive together with Christ, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6-7
What’s so amazing about grace? Everything. As believers, God’s grace engulfs us every single moment, but in the flurry of life, we overlook how involved God’s grace actually is in the minute details of our lives. I’ve been having numerous grace encounters lately. God has already paved the way for me: “I have set the Lord always before us. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
Some of you might not know how you can even take the next step in life, let alone walk down the driveway to pick up the daily newspaper. It’s when we understand that we cannot walk another inch forward without God’s grace—that’s when grace becomes most precious and most glorious. God will give you exactly what you need from Him. “The Lord has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NASB
God, I want victory. I need help. Lord, I want to pray on the full armor of God. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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