It’s silly to wake up and just expect to do good and be good for the day. The good news is that God will give us the strength for each and every day. We need God’s help in everything we do.
Ephesians 6:10 (AMP) 10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might.
When we want to have a personal relationship with God we have to let him in every aspect of our lives from the way we talk, to the way we dress, to our friends, to the way we behave. We can depend on God for everything. We are so independent that we sometimes forget to include God in our everyday decisions.
Ephesians 3:16 (AMP) 16 May He grant you out of the riches of His glory, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit in your inner self, [indwelling your innermost being and personality],
We cannot have a spirit filled personality without help from God. We can expect opposition from the devil and others when we start to get serious with our relationship with God. We have to be willing to fight the good fight of faith and go all the way with God. Walking a spirit filled life will not be easy but it will get easier.
There will be negative powers that come against us in our walk with God – especially when we start to get serious about it – but we also have power to fight those negative powers with the Armor of Christ. We do what God asks us to do in our battle and God will do what we cannot do.
Ephesians 6:11-16 (AMP) 11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. 13 Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. 14 So stand firm and hold your ground, having [a]tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), 15 and having [b]strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news]. 16 Above all, lift up the [protective] [c]shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen