Becoming Godly

LifeLink Devotional

Monday, January 14, 2019

2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness…

1 Timothy 4:8 … godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

1 Timothy 6:6  But godliness with contentment is great gain. 

The three Scripture passages above are a great conclusion to our study of being strong and wearing the armor God has provided us. The total pursuit of God’s glory is to be reflected in every aspect of our lives. The power of the indwelling presence of Jesus produces the work of godliness, and in our commitment to wearing the armor godliness is accomplished.

In my files I found this anonymous prayer that encourages and challenges me.

The Warrior’s Prayer

Heavenly Father,

your warrior prepares for battle.

Today I claim victory over Satan by putting on

the whole armor of God.

I put on the Belt of Truth!

May I stand firm in the truth of Your Word

so I will not be a victim of Satan’s lies.

I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness!

May it guard my heart from evil

so I will remain pure and holy,

protected under the blood of Jesus Christ.

I put on the Shoes of Peace!

May I stand firm in the Good News of the Gospel

so Your peace will shine through me

and be a light to all I encounter.

I take the Shield of Faith!

May I be ready for Satan’s fiery darts of

doubt, denial, and deceit

so I will not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat.

I put on the Helmet of Salvation!

May I keep my mind focused on You

so Satan will not have a stronghold on my thoughts.

I take the Sword of the Spirit!

May the two-edged sword of Your Word

be ready in my hands

so I can expose the tempting words of Satan.

By faith your warrior has put on

the whole armor of God.

I am prepared to live this day in spiritual victory!

Amen

May I suggest that we read that prayer every morning as a part of our routine to start the day.  I have found that it changes my perspective and gives me strength for what is ahead. Especially on Monday.

Pastor John

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