SCRIPTURE:

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12)

DEVOTIONAL:

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

Fight the good fight of faith and never become passive, tolerant or numb to the enemy’s attacks. If life has lost its vitality, excitement and meaning, you are under attack. Oppression, depression, fear, anxiety, frustration, and giving in to fleshly temptations are all a sign of the devil gaining ground, so stop him! Yes, the flesh never feels like resisting, but every attack pushes us further away from our union with and power through God.

Satan is a liar, and believing his lies always brings bondage, even when disguised as a fun indulgence. So, if the enemy or that old fleshly nature has won over this time, get up and run your race, keep your eyes on Jesus, and keep believing God’s Word!

There is nothing that can separate us from God’s love. Ever. He always loves us, forever and ever! Do you believe that? Well, by faith, walk in it! (See Romans 8:31–39 and 1 Timothy 6:12, this week’s devotional verse.)

PRAYER:

Dear God, I thank You for your never failing mercy. Please forgive me if I’ve become passive, tolerant, or given in to temptation. I resist the attacks of satan and my old fleshly nature. I am a winner in Jesus! I will fight the good fight of faith, and run my race! In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Veronica Winston’s book, 100 Simple Ways to Connect with God. To order this convenient, pocket-size book that will help you develop a closer walk with God, click here.