Repent, Pray, and Stand for the UMC
No matter your position of influence, your hope in Christ is needed now.
How to Stand
Private journal entry with God:
Show me, Lord, what it means to “Stand strong in You and in Your mighty power.”
“I have all that I need right here, but you. I have what you need at My feet. Your strength to fight comes from prayer, from this discussion, which is your life. How else will you know truth from error if you don’t talk with Me and hear My voice for the situations you encounter? Where is your belt then? How can you wear your helmet of salvation if the life of Christ is not in your for this moment? Put Me on! I will transform and protect your mind. Where is your shield of faith with which to quench the darts of the enemy if you don’t speak with me about each particular encounter? Will you apply yesterday’s shield, so full of darts as it is and shaped for a different battle? Where is your sword without My words upon your lips? Where else will you hear from Me for a given battle without listening with your whole heart in prayer? Your own righteousness is as filthy rags in My sight and is no breastplate for battle, but My Son’s life in you is all the enemy needs to see to flee in terror. So come to Me, and I will give you rest on every side as I did Your father David. Then you will go shod in the boots of the Gospel of Peace, because I have won the victory for you and chosen others to whom I will send you. Listen to My voice, for I am Light and Life. Resonate with Me. I am Yours, and You are mine. Use what I have given you, and I will give you peace.”