Lost Superheroes

Good morning. Can you believe it is almost November? I really love the holidays. I am a people person so this part of the year is really my favorite because there are more opportunities to get together.
 
So today I was reading in a book called “The Forgotten Way” by Ted Dekker and ran across a section called “Finding Superman.”
The author brings up the question of what would it be like if Clark Kent forgot he was superman. What if he forgot he could fly, or run really fast, or stop bullets? What if someone had to remind him?
But the author takes it a step further to say it would not only be about reminding Clark he was Superman, but that Clark would have to actually believe and re-align himself with the fact that he was Superman.
The author then compares this to how he believes that we as Christians often forget who we really are.
 
So my question is this: Have we forgotten who we really are?
Do we really know what it means to be a son or daughter of God?
The reason I ask this is because I think if we really took time to look at the answers we would discover that we have indeed forgotten and most of us have been lulled into a sense of apathy and lethargy.
Paul reminds us in the book of Romans that if we have accepted Jesus into our lives we are children of God.
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.f And by him we cry, “Abba,g Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:14-17
Do we as Christians really understand what this really means? It means that we need to remember who really are. We are sons and daughters of the most high God. We have been given eternal life and no longer need to be afraid to love and to fight and to be who God has created us to be.
The world is dying and we cannot stop it. It is supposed to. But we can fight for the people in it and help them to discover their true identity.
We can only do this however by re-discovering who we really are.  So my challenge to you is this:
Take time today to get with God and have Him remind you what it means to be a part of His kingdom. Have him show you where you put the chest that contains your super suit. Or the room you stored your armor in. Begin to dust it off and then put it on and just take time to remember what it feels like to be a hero.
We are heroes when we take time to share a cup of coffee with a coworker, when we give that hug that someone needed. We are heroes when we take time to help someone out, to listen, to pray. We are heroes just by going out there and reflecting the love that our King has for us.
Will you join in the fight again?
God Bless-
The ordinary everyday superhero
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The Power of Armor: The Helmet of Salvation

I wrote previously about how powerful it is to put on God’s armor. But then I thought to myself, Does anyone know what this armor looked like? Or better yet even understand the significance of each piece.

The Romans designed their armor with just as much precision as they designed their roads, their aqueducts, just about everything they built.

This is a replica of the galea, one of the most common helmets, over time it’s design changed slightly but the basic structure stayed the same. This is probably what Paul was thinking of when he referred to it in Ephesians. I want you to notice how it protects everything except the very front. It even has a plate that covers the back of the neck.

So when you put on the Helmet of Salvation, you are allowing God to completely cover your head and protect you from the enemy trying to attack your thoughts.

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” When we put this helmet on we allow for God to transform us and renew our mind. His salvation cleanses us from the grime of the flesh.

So when you put on your helmet today remember it is to protect and to help you become the warrior God wants you to be.

Until next time

-The Kings Warrior-

The Power of a Good Foundation

As I was talking with my best friend today I realized how important it is to have a solid foundation. Even though that’s not where the building ends if that foundation is not solid the rest of the structure will not survive.

This is how it is in our spiritual lives as well. When we become men of the King, God gives us a new foundation.  From there we continue to grow and our lives become the building where God can live and help us live out our lives.

If we forget to check and maintain that foundation, it could crack, and eventually fail.

It is important as men of the king, that we remember to check our foundation on a regular basis.
Even though He wants us to be men, to be warrior’s,  we also need to remember the grace and mercy that brought us into his service in the first place.

Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

-The Kings Warrior

The Power of Purpose

Have you ever thought about living life on purpose? This thought came to me the other day as i was strolling along the beach on a beautiful sunny morning. How can I be more intentional about my life.

If you think about it, Jesus lived out his whole life on purpose. Even when he was twelve he was living life on purpose. He said, “Why were you searching for me? Didn’t you know I had to be in my father’s house?” (Luke 2:49)

He even worked on Sunday. In John 5 we see him healing the man on the Sabbath. When the Pharisees tried to tell him off he simply said, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” (John 5:17 NIV)

He didn’t seem to waste any time, but instead spent his time living his life being about his fathers business. If this is what our Savior-Warrior-King practiced shouldn’t we practice this as well.

I think the phrase living in the spirit means just that. That everyday we as Men of the King should be living our lives on purpose. Our marriages, our relationships, our jobs all should be done with the motive of serving the King of Kings.

I think as we live life on purpose, God will be able to do amazing things in our families, our churches and our community.

-The Kings Warrior-

The Power of Prayer

Men have you ever thought just how powerful your prayers are? Most of us as men can look at physical things such as car engines, or even a jet engine and know that there is power in those engines. Power needed to move the car or lift the plane. But what about our words?

Machines can run on minimum power and get by, but what happens when they get a boost in power? Their performance increases, they move faster and produce better results.

This is the difference it makes when we as men choose to pray. God will still move when we don’t, however when we do we create that burst of power that God can use to do even more.

There is something powerful when we as men of the King bring our requests to him in prayer. And sometimes I find that is the simple little two sentence prayers that move those mountains.

I was reminded that Elijah prayed that it wouldn’t rain and it didn’t for 3 years. Just like that. I’m sure many of you have encountered similar experiences.

So as you are going about your busy day serving our King. Don’t forget to talk to him and ask him for things you need help with. He has unlimited power and resources. Let’s tap into it and be the mighty men of God we are called to be.

-The Kings Warrior

The Power of Patience

I have heard it said that patience is a virtue seldom found in women, never in a man. Why is being patient such a challenge for men? Why is it so hard for us as guys to wait? It seems next to impossible at times, yet the bible is full of passages that require us to practice patience.

King David is a perfect example of a man who had to learn this particular virtue. Psalm 27:14 states: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. ” (NIV) Psalm 33:20 :”We wait for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.” (NIV)

He was anointed King of Israel at the age of twelve, but had to wait several years before it came to pass. Talk about having to be patient and not lose hope.

Men be patient. Sometimes the Kings answer does not come right away. And when we move out from underneath His covering and become impatient, it can end in disaster. I know as guys we want results, and quickly, because we want to move on to the next thing. We are born to be doers not wait-ers. But sometimes we need to just wait.

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1 NIV)

As men of the King we need to be patient and wait for His orders. He will answer. And when He does we will know because we will feel His strength and power as we follow His instructions.

So be patient. Our King will answer.

-The Kings Warrior

The Power of Weakness

Now when I first thought of this I thought to myself, “aren’t power and weakness a contradiction.” As I began to chew on this thought a little longer I realized, as men of the King we must become weak to become strong.

When we first enter into service of the King, we have to submit and bow to his authority. We become weak for a time as we learn how to become his servants. Jesus did the same thing as he became a man of flesh and bone. He submitted to His father, and chose to enter this world as a fragile human baby.

However that is not where he stayed. He walked in the power and authority. And as men of the King, following in his footsteps, we do not stay in a position of weakness either. We gain that power: God’s power.

Jesus said, ” Very truly I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the father.” (John 14:2 NIV)

Men we need to wake up and realize as men of the King we walk in this power everyday. We have power to change our families, to support our church, and strengthen our communities. Power to do even greater and crazier things than the ultimate warrior did.

Let your weakness be His strength.

The Kings Warrior