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9th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Sunflower Battle

9th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Sunflower Battle

9th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Sunflower Battle

Read On this page today Our Daily Bread Devotional 9th May 2022 By Pastor Kenneth Copeland Brought to you by Impacttunes

Read Yesterday Our Daily Bread Devotional

TOPIC: The Sunflower Battle

TEXT: In Christ you have been brought to fullness. Colossians 2:10

Bible in a Year: 2 Kings 7–9,  John 1:1–28

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Colossians 2:6–14

MESSAGE FOR THE DAY: 9th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Sunflower Battle

The deer in our neighborhood and I have two different opinions about sunflowers. When I plant sunflowers each spring, I’m looking forward to the beauty of their blooms. My deer friends, however, don’t care about the finished product. They simply want to chew the stems and leaves until there’s nothing left. It’s an annual summertime battle as I try to see the sunflowers to maturity before my four-hoofed neighbors devour them. Sometimes I win; sometimes they win.

9th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional

When we think about our lives as believers in Jesus, it’s easy to see a similar battle being waged between us and our enemy—Satan. Our goal is continual growth leading to spiritual maturity that helps our lives stand out for God’s honor. The devil wants to devour our faith and keep us from growing. But Jesus has dominion over “every power” and can bring us “to fullness” (Colossians 2:10), which means He makes us “complete.” Christ’s victory on the cross allows us to stand out in the world like those beautiful sunflowers.

9th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Sunflower Battle

When Jesus nailed the “record of the charges against us” (the penalty for our sins) to the cross (v. 14 nlt), He destroyed the powers that controlled us. We became “rooted and built up” (v. 7) and made “alive with Christ” (v. 13). In Him we have the power (v. 10) to resist the enemy’s spiritual attacks and to flourish in Jesus—displaying a life of true beauty.

Reflect & Pray

In what areas does the enemy try to nibble away at your growing spiritual maturity? Why is it vital for you to call out to God when you experience spiritual attacks?

Loving God, make my life beautiful for You. Help me to resist the enemy through Your power because I can’t do it on my own. Thank You for Jesus’ death and resurrection—my source of hope, power, and courage.

THE SALVATION PRAYER

Thank you for reading Devotional Here Today On Impacttunes. If you have not done so already, please give your life to the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Say the following prayer

Dear Father,
In the name of Jesus, I come to you. I accept that I am not in tune with You and that I desire to be. Please forgive me for all of my sins. According to the Bible, if I confess with my lips, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, I will be saved.

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