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Believe it or not, it’s during times like these when God proves himself to be our Jehovah-Shammah, “The Lord is There”, but because we cannot see Him operating on our behalf, we believe we’re abandoned, and once we feel abandoned, then we try to handle our own business. In doing so, we forget to pray, we forget to trust, and we forget to believe our omnipotent God has our back.
All we have to do is declare our faith in God and rely on him even when the world is dark and it seems we have no place to go. This declaration is a sign of our surrender, not in the form of defeat, but in triumph knowing Jehovah Shalom, God’s peace, comes in response to that declaration.
It is in moments of strife, when darkness is at its peak and it looks as if the enemy is going to win, that Jehovah Nissi unfurls his banner letting everyone know the battle is His and that He will have the victory.
The fight with which we’re faced is one that is spiritual. Ephesians 6:12 states, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”. Since this battle is intensifying, then we must be equipped to ward off the enemy’s attack.
God places guidelines and warning signs in his word. He tells us to seek wise counsel in Proverbs 15:22 to keep us humble; instructs that the “power of life and death is in the tongue” in Proverbs 18:21; and teaches us how to pray in Luke 11: 1-3. However, Colossians 2:6 provides us with a roadmap on how we can avoid the gaps in our lives.
What do you do with bad news? Do you worry or handle it with stride? Do you express your thoughts with a loved one, or do you keep how you’re feeling to yourself? Do you pretend all is well, or do you fall apart? I would say you probably do a combination of all of thee above. At least that’s what I did.
We must be obedient to be used by God. Our obedience is our way of letting God know that our spirits are willing and that we are ready to be molded by him. It is our way of informing God that we want to participate in His plan, that we want to be used by him to bless others. More importantly, our obedience opens the door to the most important relationship of our lives, with God, our Father.
I am about to share something very personal with you. For the past year, I have been spiritually dry. By dry, I mean without the fullness of the spirit of God. Please do not get me wrong. I still love God. I make time to appreciate and spend time thanking Him constantly, but I don’t believe that I am full when I leave those postures of praise.
We’ve all been at the crossroad of good versus evil when we have had to choose between doing what’s right and what’s wrong: praying for someone rather than cursing at them; choosing to go home to your spouse instead of that happy hour where you know your ex will be; stepping away from the computer when the urge hits you to look at pornography; refusing to go out with that person that knows you are an alcoholic but encourages you to have “just one drink”. Making the right choice is self-control.