Manna For Today: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Fighting for excellence is:
1. Believing God’s Word above everything else.
Romans 3:3-4 – For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? 4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: “That You may be justified in Your words, and may overcome when You are judged.”
2. Refusing to settle for anything.
Isaiah 1:19 – If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.
Matthew 8:13 – Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
3. Giving no place to Satan in our lives, homes, churches or cities.
I Peter 5:8-9 – Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
Ephesians 4:27 – … nor give place to the devil.
4. Being an example of excellence in everything we do.
Proverbs 12:26 – The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Ephesians 5:1 – Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
5. Fighting for the fulfillment of God’s vision in our hearts.
Proverbs 29:18 – Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but happy is he who keeps the law.
II Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Peace and blessings!