Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Battle of Life

"So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty. Zechariah 4:6 (NIV)

When we get up in the morning, begin our day in prayer , asking for protection with the full armor of God against things of this world and then get into His Word (the sword)... we are still NOT prepared to go into our daily battle of life. There is just one more element that we need to do after being equipped with our armor and God’s Word. It is to kneel before God, to humble ourselves and ask to be emptied of all sin and everything that is considered “self”. We ask the Holy Spirit to fill our empty vessels and to fill us with the Holy Spirit. We are not to ask the Holy Spirit just to fill to the brim, but we need to ask the Spirit to fill us to “overflowing” so that the Spirit can spill out of us and begin to touch others. Once we are filled to overflowing, we are now ready for the daily battles that come our way – and we fight it not with our power or might but with the Spirit. It is only through us dying to ourselves and asking the Holy Spirit to fill us, that we will we be ready to face the day and whatever battles may come our way.
Question: Have you armored yourself today with God armor, God's Word and the filling to overflow of the Spirit? Do you need to release anything that you have been trying to do in your own power or might?

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