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I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

— John 15:5
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Know Your Source

- by Joyce Meyer
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It’s so important for us to remember that God is our Source and the key to winning life’s battles. He wants to fight our battles, but the choice is ultimately up to us. So, how do we let God fight our battles? Well, first, it means you don’t take matters into your own hands and do what you feel like doing.

For example, when someone hurts or offends me, what I feel like doing is retaliating—doing something to “make them pay” for what they did. But our way and God’s way are completely different!

We are in a spiritual battle, and it goes much deeper than what we see on the surface. That’s why knowing His Word is so incredibly important. The Bible clearly outlines God’s strategies for overcoming the enemy, and it contains His wisdom and the direction we need for every problem we face. Because knowing what God’s Word says—and then doing what it says—is the greatest weapon we have to winning life’s battles!

God’s Word shows us who we are in Christ and teaches us how to defeat the enemy through His strength. His Word has the power to renew our mind, heal our brokenness and change our lives (see Romans 12:2; Hebrews 4:12). Simply put, God’s Word is our protection. We must know it, love it, obey it...and use it against the enemy when he comes against us.

Prayer Starter: Father, You are my Source and Strength. Teach me through Your Word how to depend on You completely. Help me to renew my mind daily. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Biblical Commentary James and Ephesians