Monday, February 10
Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these will be added to you.”
Ephesians 6:10-11, “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.”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a four billion dollar industry where the best MMA fighters worldwide train year-round to face off with formidable opponents aiming to become the “ultimate champion.” But in God’s economy, we are all fighting a very real enemy who’s trying to advance his “thingdom.” And he wants nothing more than to thwart one of God’s greatest kingdom entities — the family.
Although Satan deals in low blows and, at times, seems to be winning the round, he is no match for God’s power. Each day we can “take a stand against the devil’s schemes” by being dressed and ready in God’s armor. We put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, and sandals to spread the gospel of peace. Then we pick up our shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit — the Word of God. Such preparation renders the enemy’s advances against the family useless.
As Christ-followers, the ultimate battle over death has been won. We are fighting from a position of victory, in Christ. However, daily battles rage on. Are you prepared to fight? Seek God first as you step into the ultimate fight because fighting for the family is the ultimate!
Read Ephesians 6:10-20 to put on the full armor of God and take your stand against the powers of this world. You can win the ultimate fight for your family!
Dear Lord, You are the Ultimate Champion. Help me prepare for daily battle as I put on Your armor and seek You first. Today, I will fight for my family as we stand firm in Your righteousness, guarded by Your mighty power. In Jesus’ name, Amen.