How is God like an Avatar robot?

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Do you feel strong and powerful? In myself I don’t. I’m not that strong of a person myself. However, look at what Ephesians 6:10 says. “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”

In the last blog, we looked at rejoicing in the Lord. Today we are told to be strong in the Lord. Over the coming days and weeks, we’re going to look in depth at this passage in Ephesians 6 about putting on the armor of God. For years I would put on the armor, but I’d start in verse 14, putting on the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, etc. However, verses 10-13 lay the foundation for spiritual warfare.

Think about this verse. What does it mean to be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power? Meditate on that for a few minutes—or maybe a few years!

Each day, as I start my day (among other things) I choose to be strong in the Lord. Not in myself. I’m weak, but He is strong. I’m so glad I don’t have to depend on my strength or my power.

Did you see the movie, Avatar? Sometimes as I choose to be strong in the Lord, I see myself climbing up into one of those giant robots and then controlling that robot. When they were outside of the robot, they were powerless. When they climbed inside, they were virtually invincible. When I’m outside of the Lord, I’m just human, vulnerable and without power. When I’m in the Lord, being strong in His mighty power, I’m invincible. I can do anything at all. (Now I realize that the metaphor from Avatar does break down in some ways. I know it helps me sometimes to see pictures of things that I have a hard time understanding. I trust this helps you too. Just don’t take the picture too literally!)

I’m still learning this, how to be strong in Him and in His mighty power. You know I’m not there yet, because I have yet to raise anyone from the dead!!

God gives me different pictures as I choose to be strong in Him and in His mighty power every day. How do you picture this? I’d love to hear. Maybe you’ll take my picture from Avatar, or maybe you’ll see something different. The important thing is that we learn—it’s a process—to be strong in the Lord. It’s also a choice to make every day.

Gaylyn Williams, co-author of All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go!