Favour Follows the Fight

Devotional

YOU HAVE BEEN FOUND FIT FOR THE FIGHT

RACHEL’S STORY: I used to belong to an amazing fitness boot camp. It began when a couple of other friends of mine and I wanted to get fit after pregnancy. Over time it evolved into a group of women which was inclusive, nonjudgmental and fun! You were welcome no matter your level of fitness or experience and treated with the same value whether you were able to do a single push up or a hundred! It was a lot like how CHURCH should be!

YOU ARE FAVOURED FOR THE FIGHT

We have found favour because Jesus gives us access to a new way of fighting our battles which is far more effective than anything we could conjure up on our own. He gives us the example of a life which will give us everything we need to get fit for fighting challenges and battles.

YOU ARE FUELED FOR THE FIGHT

God is wanting you to know today that he is giving you a NEW WAY to fight, NEW FUEL and that fuel is the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Before Jesus came, the Holy Spirit only anointed particular people for a particular purpose at a particular time.

But when Jesus came, that Holy Spirit empowerment became available to EVERYONE!

Discussion Questions:

1. What self-talk have you been using to convince yourself that you’re not a warrior? That you’re too old? Too young? Too physically unfit? Too addicted? Too weak? Too much of a failure? Look at the life of David, God’s chosen one!

2. How can you GROW your level of fitness for the fight? Who are your training partners (are you in a LIFE GROUP)? Who are your sparring partners (are you serving on a TEAM)? How do you find your fitness community (are you committed to being in church regularly)? What exercises are you practising to strengthen your core (do you have a regular Bible reading discipline)?

3. Have you ever prayed for God’s Holy Spirit to empower you with supernatural power to fight the battles in your life rather than relying on your own strength?

4. What did it feel like? Look like? Sound like? Can you share about a time when you experienced God’s power at work in you?

Pray for God’s Holy Spirit to fill you with supernatural power for the battles you are facing.