17, November 2020

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Protect Your Spiritual Life

‘The breath of the Almighty gives me life.’ Job 33:4 NKJV

You can put metal bars on the windows of your house, a security system in your car, video cameras in your business, and stash your prized belongings in a bank vault. But what are you doing to protect your most valuable possession, namely, your spiritual life?

Elihu told Job, ‘The breath of the Almighty gives me life.’ When God breathes His Spirit into you at the point of salvation, you become spiritually alive. Now you have the ability to love Him, serve Him, and bring pleasure to Him. And that’s what the enemy is after—the part of God that’s inside you! And to get to it he will attack your body, wage war against your mind, and try to control you through habits, doubts, and fears. He will even work through other people, including close friends and family members. When God breathed into Adam, he became alive. He recognised who he was and what he was called to do in life.

Don’t miss the lesson here! Until you recognise that God created and redeemed you for a purpose, other people will try to ‘breathe’ their identity and agenda into you. And that’s dangerous, because when someone can define you they can control you! ‘How can I protect myself?’ you ask. Live each day with a consciousness of the presence of God! The psalmist said, ‘You are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in Your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of Your wings!’ (Psalm 61:3–4 NLT) When you’re in that place of safety, the enemy can’t touch you or anything that is rightfully yours.

SoulFood: 1 Chr 26:20–29:30, John 11:28–37, Ps 50, Pro 26:27–28

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2020

17, November 2020

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