Wednesday, October 18, 2017

31 Days of Chasing THE Light Day 18 {Day 290}

Standing Light


The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,


We have an enemy that wants us weak. We have an enemy that wants to believe his lies. We have an enemy that wants to take us down. So, how do we fight? We can't do this battle by alone...we have to get in to God's Word. 

Let's focus today on this scripture. Let's put on our armor and be strong in His strength! God is our Protector, our Defender, our Deliverer, our Provider, and our Guide. We need to put on the armor of God in order to stand and stay standing! Stand in His light...and victory will come!

I believe this acronym is from Wendy Blight's Ephesians study...if I'm wrong- please tell me. 

A: Align your heart with truth
R: Recognize the enemy
M: Model Jesus' example
O: Order your thoughts and stand
R: Rejoice and walk

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

31 Days of Chasing THE Light Day 17 {Day 289}




Praying Light
“If you are strangers to prayer…you are strangers to power.”
~Billy Sunday

Read that quote again…because it is so true. Some of us don’t pray. Some of us only pray when bad things happen or when we are worried. But God wants us to come to Him daily...in the good times and the bad.  God wants that relationship with us.

“Prayer is about a deep and vital relationship with the God who made and loves us.”
~Sherry Harney

Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. Carve out that time to pray for your family, kids, friends, country, etc… 

You can light a candle and pray…or pray throughout the day…eyes opened or closed. It doesn’t matter…just come to Him.

He just wants to be with you and included in your day.  Pray today and just have a conversation with Him. It doesn't need to be fancy or scripted...just pour your heart out to Him. Talk to Him like a friend. Because He is your friend.

I leave you with one more quote and a bible verse:

“Prayer does not equip us for greater works –
prayer is the greater work.” 
~Oswald Chambers

“praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…”
~Ephesians 6:18

Monday, October 16, 2017

31 Days of Chasing THE Light Day 16 {Day 288}




Hunting Light


Fall…it is my most favorite season and I love everything it offers. It comes at us like a blazing light looking to pierce through our darkness. Everywhere we look – color is singing to us! God is an Artist! 


His love for us burns so strong that we can see His beauty inviting us in daily through His creation. We just need to slow down to see.


Fall is beautiful because of the amazing colors we see. The leaves change colors because they are dying. There is beauty in change. When we die to our old ways…and accept His invitation to come to Him – there is beauty in that. 


The beauty is in the change.


As you take a drive or go for a walk outside today – look at the beauty of fall. Be a hunter for beauty today. Smell the fresh autumn air…see the beauty in the colors…and hear the crunch of the leaves below your feet. 


Chase the beauty today and linger a bit longer in the crispness of His creation!


Journal: What did you find on your hunt for beauty today. What did He show you?


“But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being.”
~Romans 1:19-20 (MSG)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

31 Days of Chasing THE Light Day 15 {Day 287}




Giving Light



Can you be giving today? This Sunday, let’s:


Smile at a stranger. Help an older person with their groceries. Leave some quarters on the machines for little kids to find. Bake something for your neighbor. Send happy snail mail to family. Hug your kids as old as they are…example: give 13 hugs to your 13 year old throughout the day. Connect with someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Hold the door for someone. Say hello to people. Look your people in their eyes. 


Reflect His Light into a dark world. 


Be contagious today!

Xoxo,
~M

31 Days of Chasing THE Light Day 18 {Day 290}

Standing Light The Whole Armor of God 10  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11  Put on the whole arm...