Ephesians 6:14-17 reads "Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared. In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."

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Invite and Seek

Jeremiah 29:11-13

“11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

In the book “Leadership As An Identity” Crawford Lorittis makes this statement “We need to pray that God will use the pressures that we face to give us an insatiable hunger and thirst for Him. This is a marvelous place to be. The more you hunger for Him, the closer he is to you. When you cry, “God, I need You,” He answers, “I am right here, you have Me.”

Many of us face challenges within our lives, and we try to handle them all on our own. We go about our business saying “I have it all under control God.” When really we are in desperate need of some help and guidance. We play the part like everything is okay, we aren’t worrying about our struggles, and the constant thought of reasoning isn’t taking over our thoughts. When we take off the mask that is holding us back from seeing that we are in desperate need of help, God begins to relinquish his love down on us and our eyes become wide open.

Our eyes only become wide open if we allow God to open them for us. God doesn’t want us to have to carry our burdens, He wants to carry them for us. That’s why we see the greatest love story take place by Jesus dying on the cross for you. He died on the cross for you, so you can see again by handing your sins and struggles over to him. You do not have to do it alone. God is right here ready to help you. He is just waiting for that open invitation for you to seek Him because He is a gentleman.

Question: Are you giving an open invitation to let God into your life? Or are there sins, struggles, worries, and concerns that are holding you back from doing so?

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