Being the Church
If we are going to employ the Spiritual weapons in our lives, we have to be qualified–and we have to take careful aim. Surprisingly, the first target is our self….
Self-sufficiency and self-reliance are things that we like to see in our friends and family. As parents, we raise our children to be self-sufficient and self-reliant. The problem with this approach is that it leads us to ignore God. We say that we believe in God’s grace for our salvation but then we live each day as if we no longer need His grace. What we need, in order to be the church that God wants us to be, is…
Obedience is a topic we might avoid in the church. Oh, we want our children to be obedient–but we are hesitant to think about ourselves as being obedient. However, the Bible tells us that God prefers obedience to sacrifice. Even more importantly, since we are called to be warriors, we must become obedient warriors.