Jesus & Joe {Playing Offense}

Jesus & Joe: A Coffee Devotional

The Christian life is a position of offense.

1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be watchful.  Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. (emphasis mine)

Your enemy is constantly active.  Prowling. Seeking.  His nature is a verb.

His life is movement.

Heaven’s to Betsy, don’t wait until you’re knocked down to get in the game.

Play the offense and pay attention.

Let us never be caught inactive.  When it comes to pursuing Jesus, be watchful and resist the devil.  BE MORE ACTIVE THAN HIM.  

What does this look like?   Abiding in Christ.

It isn’t hard.  But it is intentional.

You are more powerful than him WHEN you are in the game.

Stagnant is not a characteristic of a Christian.

Steadfast is.

This isn’t a game of Flag Football.  It’s full pads.

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Play your best offense today and suit up:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  Ephesian 6:10-17

Jesus & Joe is a daily devotional here at beckycrenshaw.com

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