Sunday, February 21, 2016

BE STRONG IN THE LORD

 
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Eph 6:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. [NIV]

Deji had an effectual prayer life. Each time he prayed he had great confidence that the Lord would hear him, and because of this he received great results. Deji derived strength in knowing that he was walking in a righteous and holy manner. One day as he was praying with his usual strength drawn from consciousness of his righteousness, his thoughts strayed to some unrighteous things he’d done some time ago, he remembered them and his strength in the place of prayer diminished. His ability to do spiritual warfare failed in the darkness of his sin consciousness. Thankfully, he remembered that Jesus came to make him righteous. He remembered that he was never to stand before God based on His own righteousness but based on the righteousness of Christ Jesus. Immediately, Deji received strength in the Lord and regained his ability to do spiritual warfare against the powers that sought to limit his destiny.

Even though as children of God, we are not to consciously walk in a way that gives the accuser grounds to afflict our consciences, let us not be deceived into the trap of self-righteousness. It makes a person think that God would hear him because of something he did, or did not do. Let us cease to draw strength from our own self-righteousness and discipline. Let us continually draw strength from the Lord’s righteousness. This is what it means to be strong in the Lord.

As you go into today, know that you are going from Victory to victory because your strength comes from the Lord’s righteousness.

Prayer: Lord, please help me to always depend on your righteousness and walk in it. Deliver me from walking in a manner that is not consistent with your new righteous nature within me. Amen.
-Pas SD Abraham

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