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He is our Defender

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Recently a friend sent me an amazing video that reminded me of spiritual warfare. We know that the devil loves to attack and slow our progress. He loves to catch us off guard - get us down - hit our weak spot - and keep us from living the life God has intended for us to live. And yet we sometimes forget that Satan is our defeated enemy. We should not live our lives in fear or doom & gloom. Christ is our great defender - He is for us - and you better believe that He has your back!

I believe the thing God has been teaching me lately is that I need to do all I can to keep my focus. I need to rise up every day and put on my armor because the Christian life is a battle. Just because Jesus is my defender doesn't mean I can just go and make stupid decisions. It's the opposite - because He is my defender - I need to make sure I am giving Christ my full 110% focus- all the time. No matter what you are facing this Christmas - take heart - turn your focus to Christ - the King of Kings - the baby in a manger - the Savior of the World - and yes, your Defender. Then, run the race and run to win.

Paul said it like this;
I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings. Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 1 Corinthians 9:23-25 (New Living Translation)