Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Whose Tail is in Your Bird Feeder??

"The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.  He will drive out your enemy before you...."  Deuteronomy 33:27 (NIV)

This post is not about squirrels!  smile

I'm just wondering what it is that God has called you to do...to feed others...literally or through His Word...to minister to someone...to step out of your comfort zone and do something for Him...to act boldly and obey.

What or who is the enemy using in an effort to stop you?  What weapon is the enemy...the real enemy...pulling out of his arsenal that is prevailing against you?  Are you overcome with fear?  God's Word says 365 times, "Fear not!"  He...the LORD God is with us.  He will never leave us or forsake us!  Is doubt filling your mind, making you question His calling...and His ability to do His work through you?  Let me just stop and remind you right here....Moses thought that!  Is the enemy wearing you down in your circumstances, making you want to just give up?  Job could relate.  Are you discouraged...perhaps even by those to whom you are ministering?  Jesus understands...from experience.

Friends, the enemy has been BUSTED!!!

Unite in battle!!!  Take up the Sword of the Spirit and fight!  Fight!  Fight!  Fight!!!

Here's some powerful ammunition!

As Jesus said to Peter, "...upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."  Matthew 16:18 (KJV)  What part is God wanting you to play in "building His church"??  Do it!  The enemy has been defeated!!!  Go forth in power!

"[The LORD] is your shield and helper and your glorious sword.  Your enemies will cower before you..."  Deuteronomy 33:29 (NIV)

"Do not gloat over me, my enemy!  Though I have fallen, I will rise.  Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light."  Micah 7:8 (NIV)

Focus on the LORD.  Rely on Him.  Yield to Him.  Listen to His instruction.  Pray.  Believe.

"Surely it is You who love the people; all the holy ones are in Your hand.  At Your feet they all bow down, and from You receive instruction."  Deuteronomy 33:3 (NIV)

"I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe.  That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead...."  Ephesians 1:18-20a (NIV)

God has "called" you!  And He has "incomparably great power"...resurrection power to equip you for that work!!

LORD, we thank You that You desire to work through us.  We understand that in our weakness, You are strong.  In our inability, You are able!   We know that You are the Victor!!!  No power of hell can prevail against us!!  Help us to march forward knowing that You go before us and behind us!  We love You.  Empower us to obey Your call!

1 comment:

WordWrangler said...

This is good stuff, my sweet friend. Keep up the good fight. Don't stop moving forward along the journey!

See you soon!