In 2016 You Will Need To Be… Strong

The second word God gave me for 2016 was strong. God said you will need to be strong in 2016. (The first word God gave me for 2016 was brave.)


adj. exerting great force; powerful and difficult to resist or defeat; able to withstand force, pressure or wear; not easily affected by disease or hardship; not easily disturbed, upset or affected; firmly held or established.

2016 is your year to be strong. Not weak. Not crumbling. Not upset or disturbed. Not easily wavering or confused. Strong.

Ephesians 6:10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Hear the word of the Lord:

Stand your ground. You worked hard in 2015 to take ground from the enemy. Having done all to stand, stand. Don’t back down. Don’t compromise – stand. The devil would like to compromise with you. Be strong. Don’t give in. The fight is almost over. Be strong and brave for the Lord is with you. Victory is yours.

Like Jesus when He was tempted in the wilderness, Satan will attempt to bargain with you. He will try to trick you into compromise. He will twist God’s word and even other Christians will be used to get you to give in. Be strong. Know who you are. Know what God has promised you. It is the devil’s final attack before the breakthrough comes. Don’t settle for second best when you are this close. Be strong. Be firmly held. Be established.

If you would like to listen to the entire 5 words for 2016 message I preached on Sunday January 3 at Generation Church (and get a sneak peak at the blog posts for the next few weeks) click here. It is a super message. I know you’ll love it.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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