The Alter is a place to bring all the junk of life and lay it down.
The question for us all is when is the last time we were at the altar? When is the last time you poured out your heart full of concerns, the things we love, want, what hurts and things we wish we can go back and change?
We all have stuff in our life we are ashamed of and even scared to share with others.
God is waiting and willing to listen to our concerns, faults, failures, and even out victories. God is always waiting for us to enter into His presence and bring our sacrifices to the Alter.
The Alter is also a place for forgiveness and change. Most may not realize the Alter is also the starting place for revival in our lives. The dreams we once held dear, the pains of failures, the power to forgive others and to even forgive ourselves start at the Alter. We deal with the mess in our lives and we learn who God truly is at the Alter.
Friendships can be the bridges to all the people we will ever need to know in our lifetime. The saying goes we are only 5 people away from the whole world.
Never hide in a box but allow friendships to grow.
Friendships do require we put ourselves out there and the possibility of getting hurt is there.
Life is full of risks we take either to talk to others and build relationships and we are rewarded with the results.
The other plan would be not to build them, either way, we are rewarded with the results.
So what will you do? build friendships or not, either way, we reap what we sow.
Ephesians 6:10-18 New International Version (NIV)
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
It is vital to use all the weapons that God has for us.
The Word of God is something we must know, understand, learn, and use in our lives.
I would love to hear some experiences with using the Amour of God.
One key element to mention is Prayer. It seems that many have at times not understood prayer or just have not taken the time to pray.
How has prayer impacted your life?
What do you consider intercessory Prayer?
How has this passage impacted your life?