Today's Daily Bread
Thu. Oct 30, 2014: Ephesians 6:10-20; Luke 13:31-35
Pray at every opportunity in the Spirit ... so that I may have the courage to speak as I must. Soldiers physically train and practice skills to the point of exhaustion so that in battle their movements will be instinctive. Athletes practice their sport for hours each day so that their basic skills become second nature and their reflexes intuitive. St. Paul encourages the Ephesians to practice their faith in much the same way, so that when they find themselves in situations where their faith is tested, they will have the courage and skill to be true witnesses for Christ. Help me to remember, Lord, that faithfulness in prayer in the easy times will make it easier to pray in the tough times.