Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Deonte (age 13)
Being strong in the Lord and the power of His might is--knowing that you have God’s power and might to use in the current situation you face. His Word is strength and His might is in you using His word. You can use it with confidence and bravery knowing He has given it to you. His power is in His Word and your faith in Him.
Antonette (age 15)
If you just say “I am strong” you are simply talking about your physical strength. And physical strength is limited.
But, if you say “I am strong in the LORD and the power of HIS might” you increase your physical strength and allow your spiritual strength to grow according to your faith in God’s word.
When God is your strength there are no limits to what you can do or how far you can go.
Anastasia (age 9)
That means you have to have more faith in the Lord and be stronger at trusting Him. Whatever He says will be done. Just go with the flow of what He wants for you. If you read His word then you will know what He wants for you. You have to read it with a happy heart and believe Him. Just trust Him, THAT, is being strong in His might.
If you know the Lord is in you, then you will be strong in His might. That is not how strong you are it is how strong He is in you.
I AM MOM (age ??)
Say it loud and proud, “ I AM STRONG IN THE LORD AND THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT. I AM because the ‘I AM’ says that I AM.”
The Armor of God
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For 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. 13Therefore 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. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And 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 saints.
Putting the Word into actions James 1:22-24
To strengthen yourself physically:
- play outside
- go swimming
- roller blade
- skate board
- play ball
- chase your kids around the house for 30 minutes (that’s always fun)
To strengthen yourself spiritually:
- Recite the I AM ALPHABET from A to S (without saying the scripture locations)
I am A- a child of God
I am B- blessed with all spiritual blessings
I am C- casting all my cares on Jesus
I am D- doing all things through Christ who strengthens me
I am E- exercising my authority over the enemy
Do this all the way to .... "S"
I am S- strong in the Lord and the power of His might
- Write the I AM ALPHABET from A to S (including the scripture verse locations)
I AM THINKING ON THINGS THAT ARE
TRUE, RIGHT, AND PURE
Our lives are full of activities at home, school, work, church and online. When leading productive lives it can be a challenge to stay focused on things in a positive manner. All it takes is one thought to turn a productive (a positive) day into a busy (a negative) day.
It takes purpose, planning and effort on our part to stay positive no matter what we have to do in our daily lives. It takes faith to allow God to turn what may seem like a negative into a positive. It is our choice to REJOICE, again I say REJOICE. It is our choice to entertain thoughts (good or not), and it is our choice as to what we say about it all.
I asked my kids, "How do you keep your mind on things that are TRUE, RIGHT and PURE?"
Deonte age 13:
To keep your mind on things that are true, right, and pure first don’t let anything come before God as your first priority. Make God’s peace the first thing you meditate on everyday and all ways ask God for wisdom when in a tough situation (like when you’re taking a test). Instead of thinking worldly thoughts think of things that are noble and noteworthy in God’s eyes- things that are true right and pure- if you do that you will find that in any situation it will be easier to fight temptations.
Antonette age 16:
I always think about God first and what He has planned for me everyday. I leave all the other stuff alone especially during the school week. I don’t let these things take my complete focus, like my: iPod, Nintendo DSi, and Webkinz. Over-using these can easily get out of hand and be a distraction but I’ve trained myself to only use them on the weekend. Not that these things are bad, but if I don’t use self-control I can allow them to get ahead of God. So I keep my mind on the best thing that there is....God.
God's Word says:
- Proverbs 16:3-4
4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends— even the wicked for a day of disaster.
- Proverbs 19:21 NIV
- Proverbs 23:7 KJV
- Proverbs 12:5 KJV
- 2 Timothy 2:21-22
- Corinthians 10:4-6