Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today (R.E.S.T.) occurs as we intentionally surrender to God daily, which allows God’s powerful grace to accomplish God’s will and work God’s way.
🤔 HOW 🤔
We Get Up!
We Give Up !
Romans 12: 1-2
We Put Off!
“The Deeds of Darkness” Romans 13:11-14
We Put On!
“The Armor of Light,” which God considers being “Clothed in Christ.” Romans 13:14
We Dress Up or Get Dressed.
We intentionally do so by practicing the Spiritual Practice of Ephesians 6:10-20.
What Does This Accomplish?
1. Makes us strong in the Lord and His mighty power. Ephesians 6:10
2. Gives us grace to overcome Satan’s trickery or his lies and deception.
3. Focuses us on our real enemies and not jut mere humanity. Ephesians 6:12
4. Gives us the Supernatural Strength to stand no matter what happens and no matter what is thrown at us. Ephesians 6:13
5. Focuses us on walking in The Truth: Ephesians 6:14a; John 8:31-36; John 14:6; Galatians 5:1
6. Empowers us to walk in right way living … to be righteous, as well as reminds us how holy living is important to God and us. Hebrews 12:14; Ephesians 6:14b; Romans 3:20-25.
7. Empowers us to walk the walk as well as talk the talk. Ephesians 6:15; John 14:27; Isaiah 52:7
8. Unleashes Faith which empowers us to deflect all the firey lies and deception the evil one targets us with. Ephesians 6:16
9. Unleashes The Gift of Salvation we have and the power God gives to make us God’s handiwork. Ephesians 6:17a; Ephesians 2: 8-10.
10. Unleashes God’s Two Edged Sword or powerful Word, to impact, transform and guide our lives. Ephesians 6:17b; 2 Timothy 3:15-17 & Hebrews 4:12
God Does What God Does
Then God gets things done through “We the People” of The Global Church, via all these Spiritual Practices, and means of grace, mentioned above. He does so as we stay alert, pray in The Spirit, with all kinds of prayers, for God’s Holy People, especially we who are His Ambassadors. He makes things happen, when we pray for the people of God to be given the words to share the gospel fearlessly.
OUR CHALLENGE IS CLEAR!
We are to get up each new day: We are to give up ourselves daily to the Lord. We are to put off the works of the flesh. We are to put on The Lord Jesus Christ by dressing up, and armoring up … or put on The Armor of God. Then, as we cooperate with God’s grace – in us – God will do what God only can do. He WILL Power Us Up!
God WILL Get Things Done!
So, as this Spiritual Warfare of these evil days rage, let us be overcomers, and let us win each day. 🙏 Let us automatically let go and let God be in control of our lives. Let us practice God’s Spiritual Practices. Let us live, as the people of God, by the grace of God for the Glory of God. Thanks be to God. Then God will do what God does. And He WILL work out everything according to THE PLAN, and He WILL bring everything into conformity with the purpose of His will. Ephesians 1:11.
May God Bless You Today!
Chaplain Al McGowen
Aka The SoJourner