You Can Make A Powerful Difference: A Daily Devotional

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Devotional

Taking Hold of the Supernatural

Sometimes it’s the things that we can’t see that have the biggest impact on our wellbeing, like high blood pressure leading to a heart attack. We can’t see them, we can’t feel them, but when they hit, the impact is devastating.

Now, we know that that’s true physically… but it’s also true spiritually.

As much as we might try to ignore it or deny that there is indeed a spiritual dimension to life – it is often the thing that robs us of the life that Jesus died and rose again to give us.

Jesus said that:

“The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that you may have life, and have it abundantly.”
(John 10:10)

The good news is, you and I are not helpless in this battle. In fact, God has left us on this earth to make a powerful difference for His glory.

So, what do we do about it? Paul tells us in his letter to the Ephesians:

“Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench 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. Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.”
(Ephesians 6:14–18)

The answer is to enter into that spiritual battle dressed in the supernatural spiritual armour that God provides to us. 

The answer is to live life as though we are on a spiritual battlefield (because we are) and to fight that battle in the power of God, in His truth, in His righteousness. It means proclaiming His Gospel, with our faith in Him, with His salvation protecting our mind, with His Word in our hands and hearts, and praying into that spiritual realm.

When we do that, victory is assured. 

That’s the victory you have in Jesus Christ. And that’s the victory you need if you’re going to make a powerful difference for Him on this earth!

LIFE APPLICATION QUESTIONS  

  • To what extent do you live your life acknowledging or, conversely, ignoring the spiritual realm that God speaks so often about in His Word? Why do you think that is? 
  • Read through Ephesians 6:10–18. What is God saying to you right here and now about the battles that you’re facing? 
  • How might you approach those battles differently, in the light of your new knowledge of the forces of evil in the heavenly places? 
  • Take a moment to write down some specific prayer points you can take to God.