Building Spiritual Momentum for Spiritual Battles

Proverbs 6:6-8 Dissected & Defined

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways (actions), and be wise: Which having no guide (teacher), overseer (boss), or ruler (leadership), Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Daily-Devo Paraphrase

The Need for Spiritual Momentum

This verse is an indictment on lazy people. Of course, it would be easy to point out its application to work, preparation for our kid’s college, wedding days, or retirement. If you prepare for these events, you will be wise. You should not need someone to teach you, lead you, or place demands on you to do this. 

This truth applies to our future physical and financial needs, but do we understand how it applies to our future spiritual needs, as well?

Building Spiritual Momentum

My friend Roman told me once of how he would sit at his home’s picture window as a boy waiting for his dad to arrive home from work.

One day, as Roman watched from the window, his dad began rapidly picking up speed. With great force, he drove into the yard and ran into a dying tree in the front yard with his truck. When his dad came inside, Roman was bewildered by this and inquired of his dad why he did that. His dad explained that he wanted to get rid of that dead tree, so he knocked it out of the ground—roots and all. But his dad first needed to gain some momentum. He sped up before the impact to overcome the force that stood before him. 

That is how we should look at our “It’s Personal” Daily Devo time. It is meat in the summer and food for the harvest. It is momentum building steam for your upcoming battle that lies ahead.

Prepare in Advance for Battles

Our labor is not in vain when we prepare spiritually for battles in advance. We should not need someone to constantly “teach” us as a guide, or be reminded by a boss, or to be ruled by a leader to store up spiritually.  

But yet, when we fail to do so, we starve during seasons in life. We cannot find the nourishment we need to get us through our adversity. Why? We didn’t store it up. 

Go to the ant, lazy Christian, and prepare before someone stomps on you when you should be enjoying your season of rest.

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Steve Curington grew up in a Christian home and graduated from North Love Christian School in 1984. After high school, Steve started a 10-year addiction to alcoholism and cocaine. After a serious car accident, Steve found complete sobriety through his relationship with Jesus Christ. After his recovery in 1996, Steve began Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addiction ministry. What started as a humble, Friday night addiction class with four regular attendees in Rockford, Illinois, grew to a class of more than 300 people from the community and then spread to other churches across the country and around the world. The founder of Reformers Unanimous International (RU) died suddenly on October 30, 2010. Mr. Curington, a husband and father of five children, was only 45, but he accomplished more in his 15 years of ministry than many do in a lifetime. We know his work, his writing, his voice, and his reach will live on.

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