The journey is never smooth. It always includes some sharp turns and unexpected stops along the way, but the journey is necessary. It is where we grow and mature (James 1:2-4). It is in the journey where we lean on God to see us through. As you seize new life, pray to enjoy the journey especially when things are gray, here’s a place to start in prayer:
Father, thank You for the journey, whether I’m on the mountain or walking through the valley, help me to enjoy the process knowing that You are doing a good work inside me. I desire to trust You through it all, but help me to never miss an opportunity to thank You along the way. You are with me through the journey, help me to never forget.
No matter what the enemy may throw your way this year, let’s be committed to recognizing his schemes, and choosing to turn to the word of God to combat every lie before it finds a home in our hearts.
Remember That You Are Not Unequipped
God has already prepared us to fight against the enemy’s attack, which is why He reminds us of His armor. He tells us to put on the full armor of God so that we can stand against the enemy (Ephesians 6:11). The full armor has been given to us as followers of Christ because He knew we would need it to help get through life.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (Ephesians 6:14-18)
We can never underestimate the power of prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and be your guide every single day. Remember, He works everything out for our good (Romans 8:28).
Commit to being obedient in whatever He is leading and trust Him to carry you through. Life is never easy, but we have been granted tools to help us during the good and bad times.
Don’t allow the enemy’s voice to be louder than the truth of God’s word. Choose to follow Him and not give into the lies, but instead to take hold of every gift God wants to give you.
Who will you listen to today?
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