I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING…
REGARDING YOUR STAND – Often times you’ve heard others say… Having done all stand!!! But what is standing? What does it look like? In Ephesians 6:10-20 Paul gives us the example. I love & respect how Paul was literally bound in chains as he gave us the #KEY TO BEING #UNCHNED in verse 20 (his sacrifice to the brethren for Jesus)!!!
YOU can STAND & REST (ACTIVE)… OR…
YOU can STAND & DO IT ALL (INACTIVE)???
***Kinda sounds backwards but stay with me…
ACTIVE STAND (IMMOVABLE): #Patiently waiting on God, #Communicating (aka prayer) your hopes and fears & allowing Him to speak to you through His Still Small Voice (communication is both ways), #Seeking after & #Leaning into the heart of God by #Pressing into the word of God (reading the word), #Praising God in the midst of confusion, to what seems like no visible movement or answers and #Worshiping Him for what He has done, is doing and the answer to come (total restoration) AND speaking the answer, NOT the problem. Seeking after #PEACE.
INACTIVE STAND (CHASING): #Wringing your fist and hands, #Analysing every detail, Constantly #thinking on the problem more than God, Seeking others #opinions (when we already know what God spoke to us – which would lines up with His word), Seeking after anything that causes #CONFUSION.
The Armor of God (Amplified Bible)
10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might. 11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. 13 Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand #firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. 14 So stand firm and hold your ground, having [b]tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), 15 and having[c]strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news]. 16 Above all, lift up the [protective] [d]shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
18 With all prayer and petition pray [with specific requests] at all times [on every occasion and in every season] in the Spirit, and with this in view, stay alert with all perseverance and petition [interceding in prayer] for all [e]God’s people. 19 And pray for me, that words may be given to me when I open my mouth, to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news [of salvation], 20 for which I am an ambassador in #chains. And pray that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly and courageously, as I should.
I AM PRAYING FOR EVERY STANDER TO “REST” (in their stand) #UNCHNEDInHisLove, A-M