Our Spiritual Muscles
We Have Spiritual Muscles – Part III
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13:6-21
Key Verses: Hebrews 13:20-21
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
It is a good thing that most sincere Christ-followers try hard to be strong in the Lord and accomplish all that He wants of us.
However, understand that the moment Jesus entered our lives, God gave us our spiritual muscles. Just like a baby strengthens its muscles as it grows, new believers need to strengthen their spiritual muscles. We will deal with that topic later in the month.
In this first week of devotionals, I am hoping all of us can learn and rest in that it is God who provides us with our spiritual muscles.
The Apostle Peter, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, gives us a great verse to know and trust:
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3)
Let me remind you of my definition of “spiritual muscles”: the ability to accomplish what God wants us to accomplish in this life.
In my journey with God, I have acted like my victory over sin, and me being all God wanted, was up to me.
It is easy to forget that God has given us all the power we need to have victory over sin and to accomplish His purposes. Our main job is to know that God has given us the power and trust it when we are in the battle. This is especially true when we face the temptation to do wrong.
I have found that if I can simply remember that I have all the power I need to be victorious over temptation, I can resist it.
The problem is that the evil one works hard to suppress our memories of the power we have in Christ. The devil knows better than we do that “greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). In other words, the devil knows that if we resist him by calling on the power that God has given us, he will flee from us.
Do what you need to do to remember that God has given you the muscle to defeat the enemy!
Father, help me never forget my power in You. In Jesus’s Name I pray, amen.