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Strong Connection

Empires come and go. First, there was the Babylonian Empire with King Hammurabi and King Nebuchadnezzar as her two most powerful leaders during her reign.

There was also the Persian Empire, the Greek Empire led by Alexander the Great and then, the Roman Empire, which was famous for its “Pax Romana”, the 200-year “Roman peace” that was characterized by stability and prosperity empire-wide.

roman-soldierThe Roman army no doubt, formed the backbone of the Empire’s lengthy rule. In fact, Roman soldiers don’t fight by their lonesome. The smallest organizational unit of Roman soldiers was called “contubernium” (thanks to Wikipedia). It was usually comprised of eight soldiers, who share a tent, ate together and are dispatched during emergency.

Roman soldiers fight as a team. Plus, they wear a protective covering called the armour, which gave Roman soldiers, better advantage when ranged against their opponents.

Typically, a Roman armour consists of a belt, a breastplate (which protects the vital organs during a fight), shield and the helmet.

In Ephesians 6:11, the Apostle Paul wrote, “11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

Reality is, a soldier can’t emerge victorious without wearing a protective armor during their time. Victory is much more achievable if a soldier fights side by side with someone, rather than, just fight by his lonesome.

Similarly, if we are not strong in the Lord, meaning, strongly connected with the Lord, we won’t stand a chance against the pressures, temptations and challenges in life.

As long as we live in this fallen, imperfect world, we will face troubles. But God didn’t leave us to fend off these challenges on our own.

We can still be secured despite the ongoing battles we face in everyday life as long as we focus on the most important part of our life—our relationship with God and relationship with fellow Christ-followers.

By connecting with Him every day—praying, reading your Bible, declaring God’s word in your life, as well as linking with fellow Christ-followers—you’re preparing yourself well against any of life’s daily challenges.

Are you strongly connected to God and to people who puts their faith in Him?