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Life Lesson: November 28

28 Nov

Read Exodus 13:17-18, 14:5-9. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood… Ephesians 6:12

“In the heavenly armor we’ll enter the land.
The battle belongs to the Lord.
No weapon that’s fashioned against us will stand.
The battle belongs to the Lord.
And we sing glory, honor, power and strength to the Lord.
We sing glory, honor, power and strength to the Lord.”

Going through divorce is difficult no matter what the circumstances, and mine was no different. Everyone was hurting and  the anger against my husband was growing. I could feel the anger and resentment consuming me. Even my prayers were angry and vindictive. This was not any way to live and it certainly would not help my children get through this with minimal damage. Who was I fighting? Who was my enemy? How could I fight? It was Satan that wanted to hurt me and my children and it was God who would rescue us.

The Israelites went up out of Egypt armed for battle (13:18). They marched out boldly (14:8). God gave them all they needed to fight impending battles.

God supplies all we need to fight the spiritual battles of this world. We need to put on the armor and learn how to use it. Ephesians 6 gives us our weapons : Salvation, Righteousness, Faith, Truth, Gospel of Peace, Word of God. Do we pick these up every day and practice with them?

If you did not use the phone book method yesterday, do that today. If you did, use the same phone book and look at the businesses listed. Pray for God to do a work in the owner’s live and in the economy of the area.

Look at the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-18. Go through the motions of putting on the armor and think about each piece, as you dress yourself.

Draw  a picture of the armor, that you can hang in an obvious place at your home or office. Use this as a reminder to put on your armor each day.

Have some fish tonight. Grill it, do not fry or use breading.

Find 10 minutes to be still. Do nothing during this time. This is God’s time to renew you in mind, body and spirit.

Find a place to watch the sunset tonight.

Get on your knees. Ask God to speak to you. Spend time in silence, concentrating on him. If your mind wanders, just let it go. Hear God.

Take the time to make jello and enjoy it. Share it with someone.

World Prayer Broadcast
Pray for the leadership of CFO. Pray for those at the Association office (ACFO), those on the Advisory Council Ring (ACR) , those of the upcoming Council of Camp Representatives (CCR) and those on the local Council Rings.

Get enough sleep, but set your alarm five minutes earlier, so you can get up and review tomorrow’s scripture and song.

Lyrics Credit: From “The Battle Belongs to the Lord” © 1985 Fairhill Music (Admin. by Fairhill Music) Jamie Owens-Collins. CCLI#283314

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