There are times in my life when I feel I am in a battle.
Reference: v.12 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: There are some amazing battle scenes in movies. While I’m not a big one for violent films there are some powerful war encounters in some incredible films. Braveheart is known for Mel Gibson’s moving speech before the battle against the English, The Lord of the Rings has some huge clashes as huge armies fight against each other and even The Chronicles of Narnia has some mighty battles with humans and animals together. These amazing battles show courage, passion and determination.
Application: When it comes to my life I am fortunate enough to not have personally experienced war. However there are times in my life when I feel I am in a battle. My battles are not physical but that does not mean they are not real to me. There are times when I have to battle with my own negative thoughts, there are times when I have to battle against someone’s prejudice and there are times when I have to battle against an injustice. It’s during these times that I can turn to God for courage, passion and determination.
Prayer: Lord, help me through my daily battles. Give me the wisdom to know which battles are worth fighting for. Amen.
What battle do you feel you’re fighting at the moment?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.