Joyce Meyer – Be Strong

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

— Ephesians 6:10 (NIV)

We live in Christ, and He lives in us. The victory that He has won is available to us. Don’t talk yourself into being weak and powerless. Confess today’s scripture aloud several times each day by saying, “I am strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” As you do, you will begin to feel stronger and more powerful.

God’s Word says, According to your faith let it be done to you (Matthew 9:29 NIV). If you believe nobody likes you, there is a good chance that nobody will. Because of what you believe, you will behave in ways that will cause people to avoid being around you. On the other hand, if you believe you are the kind of person people love to be around, you will have many friends because your behavior will reflect what you believe about yourself.

Satan is the great deceiver, and he delights in telling us lies about ourselves, hoping we will believe them. If we do, then his lies become our reality simply because we have believed them. Be sure that what you believe is backed up by God’s Word, because that will help you stay strong on the narrow path that leads to life (see Matthew 7:14).

Prayer of the Day: Father, help me believe that I am strong and that I have Your power inside of me. Help me recognize and resist the lies of the devil. I want to be all You want me to be, and I need Your strength and power in order to do that. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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