Keep Focused on the Good Fight

 2 Kings 1-3; Psalms.82; 1 Timothy 1 

“Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them, you may fight the good fight, holding on to faith and a good conscience.”

1 Timothy 1:18-19

We follow the principles of God’s Word, not prophecies. However, God uses prophecies sometimes to confirm His call or direction in our lives. When we receive a prophecy we can ask the Lord for its application in our lives too quickly. It’s wiser to put that prophecy ‘on the shelf’ in our lives, and when we need it, the Holy Spirit will remind us of that word to us as a confirmation of what is already happening to encourage us in our faith. We are in a battle to not just hold on to our faith, but to share this faith with others. We are in a battle to maintain unbroken fellowship with God through His Spirit. The enemy wants to tempt us into sin and cloud our consciences so that we experience doubt and fear. God desires to speak to us and encourage us to fight on and share His gospel with those around us. By God’s grace we will prevail.

“Lord Jesus, thank you for your living inner Word of the Spirit, alive within my heart. Thank you for your written Word and instructions for me. Give me grace today to fight the good fight.”