I am... An Advocate| Week 1: FIGHT

FIGHT

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WE FIGHT!

We are in a fight. Our fight is not the physical type, but it does involve us. We are fighting in two fronts, we fight the enemy’s influence on our friends and families, and we also fight against our own fallen nature. It is not an easy nor even a fair fight because the enemy fights dirty and our sinful nature never takes a break.

This fight is not even for our benefit. God makes us all advocates because we are going to fight for those who are weaker than us. The term “advocate” is someone who stands on behalf of a person who cannot fight for themselves. They may posses skills that a person lacks and thus they use these skills to fight for that person. We are called to be advocates of those around us, our friends and families and even our city. We are to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.

So how do we get in the fight? Just like any fighter or warrior we have to hone our skills for battle. We require the proper balance of diet and exercise to grow our spiritual side; however,  Instead of physical training or balanced meals, our training is done on through prayer and the scripture. When we pray and get to know God, and therefore we grow our trust in God more, to listen to His commands and desires. We gain humility and this gives us spiritual strength. When we focus on the scriptures, it works just like having a proper balanced diet. The nutrients of God’s word get ingested into our spiritual being helping it to grow and makings us ready to fight.

The stronger our Spiritual selves are, the more effective advocates we become and thus we can fight for others better. We fight for the weak, we fight for the voiceless, we fight for the outcasts, the helpless, the oppressed, and we fight against injustice. In the Name of The Lord God. We fight!

Get in the fight!

Read and underline the verses on below in your Bible. Write any verses that jump out at you on some paper or a journal, so you don’t forget them.

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LOOK DEEPER

Read and underline the verses on the following page in your Bible.

James 4:7 ESV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 6:10-20 ESV

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might

2  Corinthians 10:4

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • Is there a person or persons that you feel the Lord directing you to fight on their behalf?

  • In your opinion, why does God want us to fight?

  • What would you change in your life if you fully grasped the fact that God wants you to fight for others?

  • Take a few minutes to  thank God for the fact He can use us to fight for others.

     

     

     

 

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