Friday, October 11, 2013
"FAN THE FLAME" FRIDAY - Resist
"Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.
This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)
Just a word and a question (or few)…just a little something to
"fan the flame" of your creativity!
And, to further fan those faith-filled flames (try saying that 10 times in a row!) – I'm adding my favorite devotional from the week!
Today's word: resist
What does the word resist mean to you?
What are some things you resist doing for other people and/or the Lord?
Why do you think we resist God's leading and His ways?
What are some very practical ways we can resist the enemy?
*(Even though the verses about putting on the armor of God are AWESOME, I want to know what that armor looks like - for YOU!!)
Let me know what you think!!
"Therefore, put on every piece of God's armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm." (Ephesians 6:13, NLT)
"Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings."
(1 Peter 5:9, NLT)
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:7, ESV)
DEVOTIONAL OF THE WEEK:
Jesus and the Father are united as one, and those who believe are united with them. The Resurrection is confirmation of these things...Life is new...Few Christians feel Resurrection power coursing through them, but according to the Word, we are one with the risen Lord...[That means] we walk through trials and tribulations with an ability to overcome them. Today's troubles are tomorrow's trophies for those who are filled with God's Presence. Recognize the power at work in you and choose to live in it.
*Enable me to live my life in Resurrection power.
(Devotional from: "The One Year Experiencing God's Presence Devotional" by Chris Tiegreen, c. 2011, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
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