Friday, February 1, 2013

The Battle Belongs to the Lord

"It is better to fight the battle within yourself than starting a war."

A wise friend of mine said this phrase and it has stuck with me. I've been mulling it over in my head and thinking about how it relates to the spiritual realm. A verse that popped into my head was Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." There is a daily battle that we as Christians face. Not physically among others in the world but against the spiritual darkness. 
Every day we struggle with things internally, sometimes we shrug it off as "Oh, that's just life," but really it’s Satan attacking us from within. If we don't fight against it (not in our own strength but with GOD's help) then it eats us inside and we turn it outward, to others, affecting our work places, our friendships, and our relationships. In this daily struggle with the powers of darkness within yourself remember that the battle belongs to the LORD.  
1 Samuel 17:47 "The Lord doesn't save by using sword or a spear... The battle belongs to the Lord." Surrender it to Him, let Him fight for you!

The battle belongs to the Lord and he graciously fights for you. What in your life do you need to give over to GOD to fight for you?

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