Saturday, February 08, 2014
BE ON GUARD
Every day we make choices. Every day we make decisions. Every day we either do something to glorify God or we don’t. Some don’t because of fear. Some are too busy. Many are just focused on themselves. Being on guard isn’t about hiding and doing nothing for God. That is easy. It means when we do go out and take action for God, we are to be on guard, stand firm in faith. We are to have courage and stay strong. In order to do these things we have to get out of our normal routines and begin doing things for God. We have to resist temptation which means continuously focusing on God and relying on Him.
1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we know when we do nothing for You, the devil is happy. When we know when we let days and weeks go by without reading Your word, fellowshipping with other believers and praying to You that there is no reason for us to be on guard because we are not walking as You want us to walk. Help us, Lord, today to be brave and courageous for You. Help us to step out for You so that we are doing what You have called us to do. And when we step out for You, help us to be on guard and resist temptation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
In order to be on guard, we have to take action and begin doing things for God.
The devil won’t bother us when we are busy doing selfish things. It is when we are truly serving God that we have to be on guard.
Being obedient to God requires that we be on guard for things that could tempt us and move us away from doing His will.
It is possible to stand firm in our faith, be courageous and strong, when we focus on God rather than the things of the world.
There are people in our lives who can lead us in the wrong direction. We are to be on guard so that all we do honors and glorifies God.
2 Peter 3:17 “I am warning you ahead of time, dear friends. Be on guard so that you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing.” (NLT)