Spiritual Warfare: 'God Wants You Clearheaded and Confident'

God's Power for Our Battles — Friday, September 22, 2023

Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation. For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.
— 1 Thessalonians 5:7-9 NLT

Today's Prayer

Lord, deliver me from the desire for laziness and drunkenness. Help me to live in the light—far from the ways of darkness and evil. Help me to be alert and clearheaded, remembering to have faith in Your ability to protect and deliver me from my enemies. Help me to live in Your love, demonstrating that love to all those around me. And help me to be confident in my salvation rather than doubtful and fearful. I want to live in constant hope, focusing on heaven and eternity with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Comments

Heartlight now uses Disqus for comments instead of Facebook. — Learn More

Archived Facebook Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Friday, September 22, 2023

Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, Thank you for the confidence I can have to enter your sanctuary. May I draw near to you in faith, full of assurance, with my heart..."
A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Beloved, Part of the challenge of being in a multi-cultural fellowship, is that people who are different from you are... different! Their..."
A one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts.
"When the uproar [in Ephesus] was over, Paul sent for the believers and encouraged them. Then he said good-bye and left for Macedonia. While there, he..."
The classic twice-daily devotional from Charles H. Spurgeon.
"Be glad of heart, O believer, but take care that thy gladness has its spring in the Lord. Thou hast much cause for gladness in thy God, for thou canst..."

Illustration

Illustration of 1 Thessalonians 5:7-9 NLT — Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation. For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.

About This Devotional

Spiritual Warfare is a daily devotional about God's power for our battles.

The Prayer for Spiritual Warfare is written by Steve Hemphill.