Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Food to Grow Us Up”
Text: Ezra 6:14
“So the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they built and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the command of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.”
“Food to Grow Us Up,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Our body needs Food to Grow Us Up and so does our Faith need Opposition to Grow Our Faith.
With the opposition from Tattenai and his companions these faithful children of Israel would not have seen the miraculous power of God turn opposition into blessing; their enemies blessed them daily with all the supplies and materials they needed to build God’s Temple.
Opposition was Food for Israel to Grow Up in their Faith and Trust in God; and also to provide all their needs!
Our Faith needs Opposition to Grow, that’s why God allows opposition to come against us, regularly; (John 16:33), He wants us to Grow Up our Faith and Trust in Him.
The prophets Haggai and Zechariah knew this when they prophesied to Israel to rise up and build the Temple “in the face of opposition!”
Listen up Warrior. You and I have Our Helper Holy Spirit working in us, helping us to rise up and build God’s Temple, our Life, as a Living Stone - in the face of opposition.
That which opposes us God will use to Build our Faith, and also provide for us. In other words; Opposition is Food for Us to Grow Up in our Faith.
Joshua knew this when he declared to Israel that “the giants of Canaan were Food for them!
“Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.” (Num.14:9).
Who’s your giant, Warrior? Who is that giant that you’re facing today? It is Your Bread, Your Food, it’s protection has departed from it, and the LORD IS With You. Do Not Fear It!
Our Commander Jesus Christ brought the Giants down for Joshua, and King David against Goliath and his brothers - and He will bring down your giants too, Warrior!
Because Opposition is Food to Grow You Up In Faith! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side