Ephesians 6:10-20 (The Message)      Ephesians 6:10-20 (NIV)

Being a Christ-Follower is about being strong.  It’s not about our own strength but being strong from the inside out, from within, from the Spirit of God alive within us.  It’s about allowing God to strengthen, guide, direct and preserve us in our journey of faith.  Serving the Lord is a life long pursuit, a life long battle; a battle of spirit and truth.  And the good news is that God wants to equip us with the spiritual weapons we need to live in faith, hope, love, and truth…

“God’s Word is an indispensable weapon” we read in the Message translation. Prayer is vitally important, “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”

How’s your battle going? Are you reading the scriptures, saying your prayers, worshipping with your church family, serving as God so leads?  In your battle of faith do you find the joy which Jesus said would be within his followers?

Fight well this day, from the inside out!