In a recent encounter, the Spirit of Might came and put a rod of iron down my spine to strengthen me. Then, I appeared before him in a type of gym, where I was standing before a huge, tan sparring pad. It was so big that I couldn’t see the edges. I had tried several times to move it, and it never even began to budge, so, at this point, I was standing there, discouraged and perplexed, as if I was waiting for it to move. Might was standing there watching, shaking his head and smiling as he waited for me to get the message. I heard “resistance training.” Resistance training is defined as: a form of physical activity that is designed to improve muscular fitness by exercising a muscle or muscle group against external resistance, with the goal of increasing strength, power, muscle enlargement and endurance. The philosophy behind resistance training is that muscles will overcome resistance when they are required to do so. When you do resistance training repeatedly and consistently, you become stronger. I got a glimpse of the finished product, though I was not there yet, and I saw myself looking like the Incredible Hulk. I knew that this was the goal of the Spirit of Might’s work with me.
If you are standing before a wall that seems impenetrable or facing resistance that seems to be more than you can overcome, be encouraged. Not only do you have Christ living His supernatural life through you as you yield, but you also have the Spirit of Might, who has been sent by the Father to grow you to maturity… and to strengthen you. Remember that the strength gained in the contending will be necessary for the stewarding of all that God has destined for you. Just say yes to your training, as uncomfortable as it may be. And be strengthened in Him today!
…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
-Ephesians 3:16, NKJV
Strengthen them with Your infinite power, according to Your glorious might, so that they will have everything they need to hold on and endure hardship patiently and joyfully.
-Colossians 1:11, VOICE
Until next time….