Affirming this statement alone will not bring change, but it is a start. God is able to help us be this way. Today, ask God to help you and then stop and visualize Him doing that very thing. See yourself being strong, courageous, firm in your faith and full of love. Sense what might be stopping you and give it to Jesus. Then visualize it again. Let’s wrestle with it in our mind, so we can begin to live it in our life.
“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13–14
Wow what an awesome “to do” list? Do you need something to do today? Try today’s passage. What a goal, and such an important one for our spiritual vitality. What I am encouraged about is that God would not ask us to do something that He will not help us with. This is within our grasp. All we need to do is focus, ask God for His help and then be as diligent as possible. He will guide us. He will give us the strength and power to do what He has asked of us.
Today, be on guard against spiritual apathy, attacks and adversaries. While you are on guard, stand firm on His word and your faith in what He has said and who He is. When trouble comes remember who God is and what He as asked us to do and be courageous in your attempt to be strong. Finally, if all else fails allow Him to work through you and do everything today with love! God is good and He will help you do what He has asked you to do. Simply trust and obey.
Picture yourself in a severe situation. Everything you have and are is in jeopardy. It seems that nothing is going right. You are being attacked and attacked again. Your head is spinning and do not know if you can take it. At that moment you cry out to God. He hears you and tells you to be strong and stand firm in your faith. You sense His Holy Spirit fill you with power and your mind is renewed. Faith wells up inside you and you rise and stand firm. One by one your enemies are defeated. God has given you all you need to be victorious and you affirm, “I am standing firm in my faith!