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It Starts with You!

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Security is a big deal. Every year Americans spend billions of dollars seeking to make their lives more secure.

Security is necessary because of potential threats to life and property. It’s the way we protect ourselves from the bad guys.

Just as there are threats in the seen world, there are invisible spiritual threats. Paul, the apostle, wrote about these threats in Ephesians 6:10-12 (NIV) “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Here Paul reminds us that we’re in a spiritual battle, with a real spiritual enemy. We’re under threat. There are casualties in the war, and we should do everything possible to avoid falling prey to the devil’s schemes.

How do we secure ourselves against this threat? Paul tells us, “… be strong in the Lord … Put on the full armor of God …”

The first step toward spiritual security is to “be strong” in our relationship with God. Security starts with us! A weak relationship with God translates into a life that is vulnerable to our spiritual enemy. A strong relationship with God gives us an advantage over our spiritual enemy. When our relationship with God is strong, we think more clearly and make better decisions. When God is #1, we’re prepared to see and flee temptation. Spiritual security starts with you–with a strong relationship with God.

What will you do to strengthen your relationship with Him?

Pastor Dale