20 Feb Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
People love cheering for winners and being fans of winning teams. Yet most aren’t willing to pay the price to be winners. It is easier to watch someone else do all the work, but for the Christian, there never comes a time of sitting back. There are times for rest and recreation, but there is no service-ministry retirement program spelled out in the Bible. Our jobs may change, but the work is never done. Let me warn you not to be content with the good things of this world, because it will cause you to miss the “best” that God has in mind for you. The Spirit uses the Word of God to perform surgery on us. His desire is to cut out cancerous areas of our lives. The Word also shows us Christ-like attitudes and actions we can do to replace our bad habits. Pick a time to have a quiet time. Pick a place to be your sanctuary, your retreat. (a room, your car, your prayer closet) Meet the Lord daily. Write a letter to God each day for this week. Tell Him daily what is happening in your life.