A lot of Superhero movies are fairly predictable when the good guy(s) face the bad guy in the ultimate battle at the end. It goes back and forth several times, until the good guy looks to be defeated, until they find a special reserve of energy or a secret move that thwarts the bad guy in the end. It may even be a secret weapon that is used to help bring an end to the reign of terror they are facing. Whatever special weapon or technique they find at the end, without it they would have been doomed. You could have the best weapon to defeat the bad guy, and unless it is at your disposal and works when you need it, it is useless! What is your secret weapon?
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. Luke 15:24
Have you ever been going through a box of something you stashed away or put in storage and found something you had thought was lost? You find it and say, “Wow, there it is!” I had misplaced a car charger for my phone several months ago and recently I found it in a collection of things I had tossed in a bad that I cleared from my car. I had used a makeshift charger with the cord I used at night, but knew it had to be somewhere. This can be the case with most anything. Unless we have all the parts in working order to our vehicle, the furnace, or the right tool we need for the job, nothing works as it should. When you are in the middle of a project, the last thing you want to do is run across town or to the store to find the tool you need for the job. You really appreciate having what you need when you need it to get the job done. Or it can be a person you depend on to get done what you are unable to don’t have time to do as well. We often take our spouses or our parents for granted when they do these things for us. What are you most thankful for in your life right now?
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16
How about as Christians – do we have a secret ‘weapon’ that we have at our disposal to use? Has there been anything you have discovered or used to strengthen your faith or relationship with God and others? I find that when I am actively and regularly engaged in the Word and prayer, my attitude and my life seem to be better balanced than when this doesn’t happen. You think I would make a point to prioritize these every day, but that does not always happen. Its like if you realized you had a high end sports car sitting in your garage for the past few years that you forgot you had. Unless you use it, you don’t even realize the full potential of what is available to you. God is willing to give good gifts to his children who seek what is best for them and others. What have you asked of your Father lately? What have you been hesitant to ask because you doubt His power or ability to bring about in your life? May you seek His power and influence in your life today and always as you strive to live your life in a way that honors Him and blesses others.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Yours in Christ,