Strength for the Journey
by Helen Jackson

Reading God’s word daily is the spiritual food we need in order to stay strengthened in the Lord. We need our strength to stay spiritually alert. The devil is mad because you repented of your sins and turned away from everything that you knew was wrong. Now that you are serving God, the enemy uses temptations to try to distract you. In James 1:14 the scripture says, But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

The flesh, after getting saved, still remembers the things in which it was once involved. In order to fight against temptations, and our flesh, we have to apply the words of a children's song that says, "Read your Bible, pray every day then you grow, grow, grow" in the things of God. "If you don’t read your Bible... you shrink, shrink, shrink." Then you become weakened and unable to go through your tests and trials correctly. The scripture says in 1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.

The devil will try to get you so busy doing things to keep you from having your daily devotion with God. However, your strength lies in communicating and obeying the word of God. Colossians 3:1-4 says, If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Amen! And Amen!

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11.04.2016 - Sis. L. Brooks says:
Well said!

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1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: