Saturday, October 3, 2009

Into battle...

The battle is hard. It is relentless. As much as we buck and kick against the enemy, nothing will start to change unless you put into action what you say against him. Satan is not here to poke and prod, he is here to kill and slaughter. To take away all that the Lord wants to offer by trying to lead us astray. He knows that he has lost. But he wants to try to get one last stab before our Great and Mighty Lord extinguishes all that he is.
I was reading in my Bible the other day and came across this verse, which I now love, I am memorizing it as we speak.

"You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you....Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you."
2 Chronicles 20:17

I love how it says to take up your positions. To stand firm, and to see the deliverance of the Lord. We will have to fight by not giving into our temptation, but we can rest in the fact that the Lord is on our side.

We can rest, because we have a great force on our side, a great and awesome force, but we must also fight. We cannot just stand idol and just wait. That is why the Lord says to take up your positions and stand firm in what you believe.
Yet, we do not need to get bogged down because we are fighting a battle. The Lord is on our side. We are free from living in the bondage of sin and evil. We have Jesus and he saves us. He has saved us.
We don't have to be moody or hormonal or snippy or selfish or perhaps prideful. We have a choice to be kind and loving and like our Lord. So, say to yourself when you want to kill something:

And then go into battle doing the right thing, and resting in the peaceful knowledge of a great Lord with his hand over us.

.....But sometimes you may have to just make your self a milkshake, and say, "Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry, the Lord is on my side and I will prevail." After all, birds are pretty happy once a french fry is in their little hungry beaks, imagine how happy they would be if they didn't need to worry about predators.


  1. Dearest Graysie,
    This was so beautiful and just what I needed to hear this morning:-) You are a glorious writer and I'm so excited to read your blogs! The Lord has blessed you with wisdom far beyond your years, dear one, and I'm so very excited to see the great plans He has for your life, for they will be mighty indeed. Thank you for letting Him speak through you and have a wonderful day overflowing with Him:-)


  2. P.S. Tell your mom to invite me to her blog;-)


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