Prov 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. NIV
GUARD YOUR HEART!!! There seems to be such an alarming focus most preachers take with this verse. What gets in you will come out of you so BEWARE!!!
When two people go on their first date they enter into a process of revealing themselves slowly. Only the best is revealed first. Nobody gets right in to how desperately they want to get married or how they can’t seem to control their anger or other areas of weakness. The reason we do this is because there is something terrifying about being fully known. Yet there is something fascinating about being fully loved.
What kind of prayer and Bible reading structure works best for you? Some people prefer a very structured approach clearly communicating the progress of where they’ve been and the steps that are to come. Others prefer music, candles and just enjoying God’s presence rehearsing key verses that have meant so much to their lives over the years.
What activates you? We can all think of that person in our lives that just knows how to push our buttons? Some of us have buttons that are easier to find than others but we all have the ability and the capacity to be activated.
The helmet of the Roman soldier looked more like a piece of artwork than a helmet. It was beautifully decorated with all kinds of engravings and etchings. The helmet was made of bronze and was equipped with pieces of armor that were specifically designed to protect the entire head, back, sides and front.
The Roman soldier actually had two shields. One was used in public ceremonies and parades. This was an attractive and ornate shield used for presentation and show but was never intended to be used for warfare. Paul is specifically referencing the battle shield in this text.
We are citizens of heaven with a purposed assignment of influence in a fallen world that Jesus wants to completely redeem by his love. Our goal in this season of “Secret Service” is to inspire and empower you to become everything God has created you to be. Make a daily difference every day this week!
A basketball in my hands is probably worth about $20 but a basketball in Russell Westbrook’s hands is worth $40 million a year. A tennis racket in my hands is probably only good for a self-inflicted wound but in Serena William's hands and it produced $27 million last year. Who owns or controls a product or object greatly affects what value it has and how it is used.
Military planners require an environment of air superiority as a necessity for successful military campaigns. The highest level of Air Power, Air supremacy, allows ground forces to be most effective. Air power is a very important element of warfare. In Spiritual warfare, prayer is taking control of the air space so the ground troops can be effective.
Some people can hold their breath longer than others. It always starts the same with an amused curiosity wondering how long you might be able to hold your breath. Not long into the challenge you find yourself coming to the realization that it won’t be long before you are needing a fresh, new breath to fill your lungs and contribute oxygen to your bloodstream.