What are some other ways to remind yourself of the Lord’s constant presence?

Believe His promises.
Paul told believers to “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” — Ephesians 6:10-12

So how do we take up the whole armor of God?

We do so by choosing to trust that God will be faithful to His Word and empower us for righteous living.

How can you increase your faith in God's Word?

Write down a verse that declares the Lord's power, such as Colossians 1:29: “To this end, I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.”

Memorize and carry it around with you. When you are tempted to doubt that the Father wants to fill you with His power, say this verse out loud and let it sink into your spirit.

What happens when we hear the Word?

"Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word about Christ." — Romans 10:17

Step out in faith and obey.
Obeying God often requires us to take action, even when we don't know how He will deliver or help us. In other words, we need to act in faith (Hebrews 11:1). 

Pray for strength and boldness to talk about Jesus and share your faith in public. If you never talk about God’s goodness in your life, you won't experience Him working through you. Stepping out in obedience is a vital part of experiencing Christ's power. Is there anything God wants you to do? Ask Him for the strength to step out in faith and obey Him. 

When we walk with God, we enjoy intimate fellowship with our heavenly Father. Draw near to God, obey Him, and watch the wonderful things He will do in your life.

 

A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for the power available to me through a personal relationship with You. Please remind me that You desire complete dependence upon Your strength not my own. Help me lead a victorious Christian life. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

 

Dr. Neil Anderson

2 Comments