God’s Word for Today: Fight.
My son Chancy is an avid UFC follower. I believe he has been in the ring a few times himself and experienced this growing in popularity sport, from the inside. I often wondered how I would fair in the ring. Would I stand toe to toe with my opponent and deal out punishing blows? Or, would I simply stay on defense protecting myself until the other person got tired? I would like to believe I would use some intelligence combined with physical prowess to overcome my opponent. It is hard to tell.
Chancy said it didn’t get real for him until his first opponent popped him in the mouth and chipped one of his teeth. Then, a little light bulb went off, and he awakened to the fact this was the real deal. A real fight in a real ring with a real person who was trying really hard to subdue him with real pain. Did I mention it got real?
1John2:27. As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit-just as it has taught you, remain in him.
Why is the devil so strong? Why is it so very easy to follow the ways of this world instead of the teachings of Jesus? Why is everyday a constant battle similar to the inside of a UFC ring with Jesus as your coach, and the devil coaching a whole slew of different opponents that are trying to break you? Will we ever be able to fight the good fight and win the race?
Yes, life is a battle. And some days you will feel beat up and defeated. But, it is a fight that can be victorious if you keep God in your corner. Prayer, Bible study, Fellowship, and Church are great assets. Here are some verses to carry with you……….
Psalm35:1. Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.
Exodus14:14. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Deuteronomy3:22. Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.
Now, take these, step into the UFC ring of life, and with God in your corner, take the Victory………………………..