Who's Team Are We On
~ Believe in Miracles ~
US Hockey Team Makes A Miracle On Ice Feb 22, 1980
In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet squad, previously regarded as the finest in the world, fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. Two days later, the Americans defeated Finland 4-2 to clinch the hockey gold.
I may not know you, I may not be in your circle, but I know this, you're at war! You're in the battle of a lifetime, a spiritual warfare. This chaotic world with its schemes and trickery are berating you. It's as if there is no escape from the circus of deception, as the devil is busy. He works fervently to defer you from the existence of this raging war, so as to plot against you, an out of sight out of mind type of approach. He will bombard you with attacks covertly seething into your inner sanctum.
As much as he distracts you from this battle it remains, like a virus-scan on a computer that continues in the background. As you continue your searching be mindful of this presence. History has proved that with all viruses if left unnoticed, they have greater ability to spread. The damage is subtle at first and then wham! Often we feel confident against it, we keep our hands clean and stay far from any resemblance of infection, then in the next moment we may be taken down. It starts with a tiny infraction left to smolder and spreads like an untamed wildfire.
You are a child of God that has great value to your Father In Heaven. He is allowing the attention of this virus to give you the opportunity to bond with Him. Don't put your faith in false idols or the ways of the world. Perfect your attention to His desires for you and your purpose. He needs His army to be strong for Him. He is expecting much from those that He has given. It may not be in materialism that you are benefiting, however, to know the love of our Lord is the greatest of gifts and treasures. It's given freely and we need to share it unconditionally. So, again to whom much is given much is expected.
Imagine this battle like the referenced historical Olympic event from the underdog US Hockey Team. Check out the battering and the slams they give one another in a game. Recognize the violence and the tenacity to survive in the chaos. Breathe in the primal instinct to protect and defend. At last, understand this, it is by faith and peace in Christ that no storm formed against you will prevail. When working as a team much can be accomplished. When the team loses they lose as a team, they also win as a team. When one member is hurt or not doing their part success is limited and not nearly as rewarding.
Be humbled in His Peace always relinquishing to His will and not your own desires. When in turbulence put on your seat-belt and delve into the word of God. He will guide and direct your path. Put on the breaks of reaction, this is a tough one, for many of us, and look inward to the heart and strength of Christ. At times, we all fall into a blind spot and don't see things coming, even when they are coming right at us or sneaking up behind us. Before these things of Satan’s kingdom on earth come to fruition, I pray we put on the armor of God as it is through Christ alone our hope is found.
Pray unceasingly and then pray again. Hold one another accountable but always remember to be forgiving builders of the faith. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son and by His spirit, we're to be His servants. Seek ye first the Kingdom Of God. To see Him you must look up and to HIM always and only HIM. Be careful not to place too much power or expectation in His human servants or temporary idols of this world. Let no sites of the devil come against the glorification of His name and perfect peace.
It's okay to get discombobulated, for we live in an imperfect world. and we are human’s living among the beast. A beast is to be subordinate to its Master as is Satan if we fight collectively against his trickery. His goal is separation, his triumph is your downfall, so remember underdogs when bound together can always succeed. The strength may not be in numbers but rather in collective spirit and faith. Believe in the impossible and the unseen. Imagine the outcomes of a life well lived in service to the One True Coach.
Put on your armor people there is no protection from the earthly sins without it.
~ Armor yourselves with God’s LOVE.
( Ephesians 6:10-17)
Be sure when dealing with one another it is in love. Keep your eyes on Him. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Phil 4:13
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