The imperative: take up the sword of the Spirit.
Take it up personally
- Ask questions of the text that will help you live it out.
Take it up prayerfully
- The Scriptures are inherently relational because they reveal God to us.
- Fueling our prayers with Scriptures puts our eyes on God.
- The promises in the Bible incite our prayers and affections.
Take it up missionally
- Pray with a sense of the warfare around you.
- Push your prayers outward – begin with you but end with something global.