Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Chronicles 19 & 20)
“Strong and Courageous IN God”
Text: 1 Chronicles 19:13
“Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight.”
“Strong and Courageous IN God,” must be the Faithful Warrior’s posture at all times; that’s what’s on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Surrounded by the enemy-
Syrians behind him Ammonites before him; and
The Fear of God Surrounding him - Joab and his Faithful Warriors STAND FAST! And the Syrians and Ammonites flee from them! The terror of God gripped their hearts and they fled.
Not every battle was like that, but this one was.
Joab commanded his Warriors to “be of good courage and be strong for the people and the cities of our God, and God Will Do What Is Good In His Sight!”
The Warriors obeyed, trusting in God’s Power and God did what was good in His sight by terrorizing the enemy, causing them to flee.
This principle is the same for you and I, Warrior!
Strength and Courage Is A Choice! A Choice To Trust God!
The Faithful Warrior Chooses to “Be Strong and Courageous, and Rest in God’s Power and Victory!”
The more battles we face and conquer IN The Power of our Commander Jesus Christ the easier it is to make this Choice to “Be Strong and Courageous IN God!
King David grew up in this as a young boy shepherding his father’s sheep; killing a Lion and a Bear IN the Power of God!
Listen to what David told king Saul about this:
“Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.”
Moreover David said, “The LORD, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” (1Sam.17:36-37).
David grew up in this Strength and Courage by Trusting in the Power of God.
“The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.” (Psa.27:1-3).
Listen up Warrior! The God Who has delivered you from the “lions and bears,” of your life, that were too strong for you in your strength - this same God, your Commander Will Deliver You from the Goliath you face today! Oooooh Rah!
Our Commander God of Battles is the same TODAY as He was YESTERDAY and as He Will Be FOREVER!
Listen up Warrior! You Live In The Hand of God At All Times. Every battlefield you and I fight on, is in the hand of God!
His Power Is Fully Displayed In your weakness (2Corin.12:9).
Stand fast Warrior and Choose To Be Strong and Courageous IN God!
I leave you with these words from our Commander:
“In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might.” (Eph.6:10 amplified). Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy