Go to War

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016

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Key Bible Verse: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (Ephesians 6:10)

Dig Deeper: Ephesians 6:10-20

As we become vulnerable to God in worship, we become malleable to him—open to the work of his transformative power. This is so important if we are to align our priorities and desires with his.

Satan loves to see us confuse our priorities. He loves to see us chase after idols. What God underwrites, the devil undermines. That’s his way in the world. When we worship, we keep sight of the fact that “the one who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Christ has the victory. The war has been won, but the struggles and the skirmishes to prevent us from fulfilling our callings will continue until the final day. Worship gives us the energy to hold tight to God and to our callings.

When we worship, we engage in warfare. We declare the will of God: “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10). And we have the victory! The powers of evil will not overcome us or deflect us from his purposes. In worship, we are anointed by the Spirit of God to combat every effort to unsettle us from fulfilling that call of God in our lives. Worship, then, equips us for the battle ahead.

– Ken Costa in Know Your Why


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