A reminder for today
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)
Pauls words are so powerful, yet so difficult for us to do. When the waves of our storms hit we fail to be courageous and we become weak. We then turn from love and treat people different. We become the failure instead of defeating it. We fall back into depression and we allow darkness into our lives. How easy is it for the enemy to bring us down and destroy us?
Paul says: “Be on guard”. To be on guard is to be vigilant and focussed and identify possible problems that could bring us down and handle it before it becomes your downfall.
Then he says that you must stand firm in the faith. Faith is what separate us from the norm. it is what makes us not average and defines us as we travel our journey. Faith is what we believe and how we believe. Faith is to trust the Lord and follow His voice regardless. Faith makes us stronger.
Be courageous. To be courageous is to be not deterred by danger or pain. To be brave. We must not allow the enemy to get to us instead we should be brave against his attacks and stand our ground. We must face the storm and walk by faith.
Be strong. To be strong is to be able to things that other might fond difficult. God says that with Him in us all things are possible and the impossible will look easy when you see it. Strong makes you unmovable like a tree planted in solid ground. Your foundation is God and your strength is His strength that flows through you. You are a super hero.
And do everything with love. Well what can we say more. Love defeats all the power of the enemy. Love overcomes all and love understands all. Love sees clearly and love fills all emptiness. Love is the most powerful of all and without love we have nothing.
Lord, let us stand firm today in our faith. Help us to be on guard and makes us strong and courageous. Fill us with your love and lead us away from temptation. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.