Anytime I hear new Christian music, I’m always stunned by the message portrayed through the lyrics and, of course, I fall in love with it. From the moment I heard “Stand Strong” by Moriah Peters, I was ultimately called to action in Him. As I listened to the lyrics, a revelation occurred to me: It should be my ultimate responsibility and priority as His daughter to share the love he’s graciously given me with others.
I know it’s a message you’ve probably heard a thousand times before, but a friendly reminder never hurts. As hard as this world may try to keep Christians completely bogged down with our earthly circumstances, we’ve got to consciously remind ourselves that nothing we have on this Earth will last forever.
It’s all about eternity in Heaven! As Paul reminds us in Colossians 3:2, “Think about the things of heaven, not the things of Earth.” (NLT) Just like anything we are faced with, things are always much easier said than done but it’s in the trying times where “the rubber meets the road” meaning that we have a decision to make as His sons and daughters: How much longer will we continue to be blinded by the world in the sense that we remain content in our walls of insecurity by not having the faith to tell others about Him? It’s time for us to wake up and realize our call to action! If we’re not bold enough to step out in faith and share His message with others in everything we do, we are consequently disobeying God and that’s certainly not what I what to do!
So, what exactly are you ”standing” for in this life and what will matter in eternity? Have you sought after Him? Think about it like this. Our military exists to protect our country from harm. Similarly, God’s armor is meant to protect His children from harm (Ephesians 6:10-20) and if we are being weakened by the world around us, we won’t be able to stand for Him in life like we should!
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then, after the battle, you will still be standing firm.
Ephesians 6:13 (NLT)
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