My sermon title was, "We Fight." You may have never thought about this, but churches fight. I don't mean with each other. I mean for each other.
We work so hard to be "nice" and "polite" we forget that sometimes we need to have a spine. No, I'm not ranting, but I do want to make a point. No is a word in our vocabulary that needs to be honored and used.
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age” (Titus 2:11-12).
God has empowered us to say no to a host of things in our life that if given a chance would destroy our families and us. But how do we fight our battles? How do we say NO to Satans plans against us?
By faith. Our struggle is one of faith. Sure it reveals itself in the natural, but faith has a bigger impact on reality. It isn't the other way around
Side by side. We don't fight alone. We bring our army with us. People who will pray. People who have been in our battles before us. People who will believe in us.
With hope. Often hope comes with a dose of doubt. But when it comes to Christ, there is no doubt. He keeps His promises. When you root your hope in His promises, He will never fail you.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, let me help someone fight their good fight of faith today. AMEN