Identifying the battlefield
Do you know that there is a real daily battlefield going on in your life? It is a battlefield of good versus evil. Some days it is totally obvious but other days it is subtle or not even noticeable. The Word says that we are in a battle. It may not be one that we can see, but none-the-less, it is real. The Bible also tells us how to arm ourselves to win the battle.
There are many fronts to the battlefield. Most of us engage in emotional battles especially dealing with love, pain or disappointment. Then there are the intellectual battles of the mind. Also consider the physical battles of what to eat, how to eat and how to stay healthy in such an unhealthy world. Clearly the most significant is the spiritual battlefield. Ultimately this is an eternal life or death battle. Christians find their security in Christ; however, there is a real, day-to-day battle of flesh versus spirit which affects our peace of mind.
Half the battle is the awareness OF THE battle. This is not a “one and done” fight. It is an ongoing daily fight. We don’t get to “get it and set it”. It is imperative that we become aware of the impact of the daily voices and the daily choices!
You are in a battle but you are not alone–for all of God’s people fight this same fight. Make up your mind not to give up! Set your mind on things above and keep it set!
Question to Ponder:
How are you aware of this daily battlefield of voices and choices?
Oh Lord, I want to hear Your voice above all of the noise. Help me make a quiet choice to do so.
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