Man Up

Devotional

Week 1: Be a Man in Your Relationship with God

During this first week of our 'Man Up' Devotional Series, we will focus on being men in our relationship with God. ’Act like men’ – doesn’t get more blunt than that. God calls us to be men, and in this passage, shows us one aspect of being a man of God. We need to keep in mind that we are in a spiritual battle every single day (‘Be watchful’). Any day that we fail to recognize this is another day we are unprepared for an attack from the enemy. 

Every day is a chance to build your family, community, and church to prepare for the spiritual battle that will take place that day. We never know which day could bring catastrophe, heartache, or trouble. With that in mind, we stand firm in the faith, starting every morning strong. In this, we show our love to those around us.

Practical Steps

  1. One way we can prepare for spiritual battle is to ask God to bring wisdom to us – to make wise decisions in tough times. 
  2. Another way we can prepare is to not shy away from reminding our family and friends that we need to stay united with each other – quarrels are the enemy’s way of dragging us apart and making us weaker. Don’t allow yourself to hold grudges over trivial things.