Hello Members and Friends of Son Light,
Unrest. For me, this is the single word to describe where our nation and our world is right now. Unrest with wanting to get out and be around people again. Racial tensions flaring and demonstrations, some peaceful and some not, dominating the news. An election year. There is so much unknown, how do we deal with it?
Instead of worrying about the unknown, let’s focus on the known. Since my teen years my favorite music group is the band Petra. One of their songs is called, “More Power To Ya” and is based on Ephesians 6: “Finally, 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 schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”
What encompasses the “whole armor of God?”
Belt of truth
Breastplate of righteousness
Shoes for readiness for the gospel of peace
Shield of faith
Helmet of salvation
Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God
Paul exhorts us to be praying at all times, to be alert, to persevere, and to boldly proclaim the mystery of the gospel.
Friends, we have an unending supply of power, peace and comfort available to us if we would just tap into it. It all comes from the Holy Spirit of God. So call upon the name of the Lord, search His Word daily, humble yourself before Him in prayer and may you find More Power To Ya!
Michael Nolt, Pastor