Get real?

Get real? The time and effort you put into life’s tasks, taking thought and turning it into something better than just imagination, often turns nice ideas into jobs well done. Sometimes that’s exactly what we need in order to turn effort into results.

Think about it. Like a shadow boxer, we can be strong in the Lord, equipped to deal with our adversary the devil, but never use our strength as our weapon. If we’re to fight the fight, we need to commit to going from an imagined battle to the real thing.

God’s Word tells us: “Be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. Then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete” (James 1:3-4).

Intending to use the power of the Holy Spirit in battle is worth little if we don’