Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
The Warrior is really as, if not more, important than the weapon.
I. Who Is Ruling Your Heart (Mind)?
The weight really does not matter much–it depends on how long you hold it.
Many are wounded or spiritually sick and cannot “effectively” engage in warfare (the fight)!
When worry rules (takes over my thoughts)… Use it as a signal to retreat into the presence of God.
II. Let Faith Rule in Your Heart
The process of prayer is a relinquishing process—relinquishing my will and receiving God’s will in its place.
The warrior’s heart must be filled with faith
A Warriors Prayer
Your warrior prepares for battle.
Today I will walk in victory over the world, the flesh and the devil by putting on
the whole armor of God.
I put on the belt of truth:
I will stand firm in the truth of Your word so I will not be a victim of deception and lies.
I put on the breastplate of righteousness:
I will use it to guard my heart from evil so I will re- main pure and holy, protected under the
blood of Jesus Christ.
I put on the shoes of peace:
I will stand firm in the good news of the gospel so Your peace will shine through me and
be a light to all I meet.
I take the shield of faith:
I will be ready for the evil one’s fiery darts of doubt, denial, and deceit and by faith will walk with you all day.
I put on the helmet of salvation:
I will keep my mind focused on You so that noth- ing else will influence my thoughts and desires.
I take the sword of the Spirit:
I will use the two-edged sword of Your Word to check and guard the thoughts and attitudes of my heart.
By faith your warrior has put on the whole armor of God. I am prepared to live this
day in spiritual victory.
This prayer and the affirmations of the Warrior are based on Ephesians 6:10-18
III. The Warrior’s Life Is Lived By Faith
Praying in faith brings restoration