Our Daily Elder Devotional
We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.
Today’s devotional comes from my heart.
Our Daily Struggles
Ephesians 6:11-13Amplified Bible (AMP)
11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. 13 Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious].
Every day we face many different challenges. Some are with other people, some are with our jobs, some are with our family, even some are with ourselves, or our health. However the overriding thing to remember is that Satan is working with his angels to do us harm. He exploits everything that comes into our life in order to trip us up. We need to keep up our defenses and to keep ourselves in the Word of God – the Bible. As he wants to keep us in the dark, the Bible can be “a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). It can assure that we have a path that is lighted and helps us not to misstep.
Guard your heart and your mind against the attacks that greet us each day and seek His help to stay strong and triumph over the forces of darkness.
As the late Robert A. Cook would say: “Walk with the King today, and be a blessing”.