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Thought and Prayer for Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019

December 15, 2019 THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

When we think of a sword, we probably think back on old days when they had duels and people practiced the art of fencing. Swords aren’t used much in this day and time. However, God has a sword we are to use daily. If we want to be a good steward for Him and fight off temptations and the devil’s conniving ways, then we need to use the Sword of the Spirit which is God’s word. God’s word can help us fight the battles of the world, direct us to go the right way and help us know His will. Let’s practice reading it, memorizing it, meditating on it, living it and sharing it so we can be good stewards for Him.

SCRIPTURE:
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what you do to remember God’s word.
2. List ways you use His word in your daily life.
3. Know God’s word is powerful and true.
4. Remember God’s word can help you in all things.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, let us not ever forget how powerful Your word is. We know Your word is alive. We know Your word is powerful. We know Your word proves true time and time again. We know Your word will never fail. We know Your word is for good. We know Your word is to guide us and help us. Thank You, Lord, for Your word. Help us to remember to read it, memorize it, meditate on it, live it and share it with others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Proverbs 30:5 “Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.” (NLT)

Luke 1:37 “For the word of God will never fail.” (NLT)

Be good stewards of God’s word. How? Read it. Memorize it. Meditate on it. Live it. Share it.

Luke 11:28 “Jesus replied, ‘But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.’” (NLT)

We are to prepare for spiritual battle by putting on the Sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.

FOCUS:
Ephesians 6:17 “Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (NLT)
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