So where does that leave us? To choose God is to choose love. Only when we allow God to transform our nature can we truly respond in love. We need to let love prevail and reside in our lives. I believe that love is the most powerful weapon we have against the powers of darkness.
Are you ready for battle..."to prepare for battle" we need to put to death our earthly nature.
"Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry." Colossians 3:5
"to dress for battle" we need to clothe ourselves in what... compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Colossians 3:12
"to go to battle" we need to walk in love...
before you ever walk out the door or open you mouth or hit send!
"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." Colossians 3:14
Above all be covered with the aroma of Christ...which is love.
"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing." (2 Corinthians 2:14-15)