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Be Prepared
Theme of the Week: Born to Be a Warrior
Friday, June 13, 2014

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Key Bible Verse: "Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God." (2 Samuel 10:12, NIV)

Dig Deeper: Ephesians 6:10-18

Not only does God want you to fight, he wants to give you a cause greater than yourself. Then, once you love something enough that you're willing to die for it, you'll be set free to live.

Maybe you're thinking, I don't know, Craig. I'm a laid-back dude, peaceful, live-and-let-live. It's okay if you don't think of yourself as a warrior, at least in earthly terms. But God has made you to fight battles. The strongest man is not the one who lifts the most weight but the one who has the most faith.

Others of you may be thinking, There really is a battle brewing. And I can't afford to lose it. If that's you, it's time for you to fight. Learn how to fight with faith, with prayer, and with the Word of God. Then, when your enemy attacks, fight for the righteous cause God gave you. Draw a line in the sand. Make your enemy pay. Make sure he gets the message. Don't cross a warrior. Don't mess with this man of God. Come out fighting. And don't show up for this fight unarmed. Use the weapons God gave you, and you'll win. Can you feel it? It's inside you. It's time to fight like a man.

—Craig Groeschel in Fight

My Response: In what ways can I prepare myself to fight for my faith and the righteous causes God lays on my heart?

Thought to Apply: Faith is the surest of all sin-killers.—Charles Spurgeon (British preacher)

Taken from Fight by Craig Groeschel. Copyright © 2013 by Craig Groeschel. Used by permission of Zondervan.

Prayer for the Week
Lord, awaken a fighting spirit within me that seeks to defend what is right and advance your kingdom on earth.

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William Andrew Wilson

June 13, 2014  7:20am

My thoughts are that you start by not ever saying a lie and have a spouse that you know doesn't lie as well. If a man leans on God and he knows God is always with him and he knows God would never tell him a lie then that is like the ultimate General. If that man also has a spouse at home that he can have that same sense of trust he is unstoppable. He now has the spiritual support needed from the heavens and the physical support on earth in his spouse. Reverse engineer your problems you will find lies are the end result of problems so if you don't lie you can back out of the troubles.

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