Friday, March 28, 2014

Five Minute Friday - Mighty


It's been months since I've participated in Five Minute Friday and I've missed it! I think it's time I get back on target and get to writing...don't you? 

What is Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday is a special time set aside each week where, as our hostess and inspiration, Lisa-Jo Baker, puts it, "We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt...no extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real." 

Lisa-Jo posts these prompts one minute after midnight every Friday. 

So, having explained all that, today's prompt is mighty. So...here...we...

Go!

The first thought that ran through my mind when I read the word mighty this morning was a passage of scripture...2 Corinthians 10:3-5...

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh; (For the weapons of our 
warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds...) Casting
down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."

Harsh words...a mean spirit...false accusations...lies...hurt...anger...misunderstanding...

Often times we find ourselves under attack...perhaps through a friend, a family member, or someone else that has the ability to hurt and harm us...and it came out of no where. We didn't do anything to deserve it and we wonder just what in the world is wrong with people. We fail to recognize that these attacks are spiritual in nature and, ultimately, they are waged against us by the enemy of our souls. 

We try to meet these challenges head-on using the worldly weapons of human wisdom, philosophy, and psychology, never realizing that there is no way that these weapons can deliver us from the hands of the enemy and bring about God's purpose and plan for our lives. 

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. Spiritual battles must be fought with spiritual weapons. Weapons that, according to God's Word, are mighty through Him, to the pulling down of strong holds.

What battles are you facing today? Align your thoughts, actions, and life with the Word of God. Cast down imaginations, put on the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-13), and start fighting your battles in the heavenlies!

Stop!

Until Next Time...

~Rebecca

4 comments:

  1. I love this verse! It is one I find myself reciting often. Thanks for this reminder. Had some things go on today and it is good to have that pulled to the front of my mind! Hope you keep doing the FMF posts!

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    1. Thanks, Kyliegh! I'm glad to know that my post ministered to you today. And, yes, my plan is to get back into the habit of posting FMF posts on a regular basis. Thanks for dropping in! <3

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  2. Yes, praise God that He provides us with mighty weapons for the battle. We can't fight the good fight well on our own. But surely He equips and strengthens us! Thanks for this reminder. And glad you are back with us at FMF! Blessings.

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    1. Thanks, Becky! It's good to BE back with all of you at FMF! Blessings to you, too! And have a wonderful weekend! <3

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