Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Today Reminder - 30 October 2013 (Day 22 - Living in the Kingdom)

A reminder for today
He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!" Hezekiah's words greatly encouraged the people. (2 Chronicles 32:8)

I guess just as there were battles in the old kingdoms, we have battles in the kingdom of God that happens every day. King Sennacherib of Assyria invaded Judah and he had a very large army that has conquered many other nations. So obviously the people were afraid and intimidated by the accomplishments of this army that now invaded their own land. Hezekiah knew that the battle lies in God’s hands and that God will surely save His people and deliver them from the hands of the Assyrian army - We have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!

Now in the kingdom of God we run into challenges or circumstances that is just overwhelming and we would stare ourselves blind at this huge problem and not look for God to help overcome this mountain that lies ahead. Now I have written to you so often about challenges and problems and facing difficult circumstances. But did you know that the result of your victory over difficult issues can in turn encourage other. The way we deal with issues in our lives can show other how we trust God and allow God to fight this battle for us and this can open the eyes of other and show them that even in impossible odds we still faithfully trust God.

My dear friend, our sole purpose is to glorify the name of the Lord and when we stand in the midst of a storm and we still set our eyes and faith on Him to deliver us. Our successes will bring glory to God and ultimately change people. You see change starts with you. Why should we wait and see what someone else does when we can set the pace and start to make a difference. The enemy may have a huge army and they may seem to outnumber us as every corner, but in all their might there is no one and nothing that is even remotely as powerful as the God that we follow. Our King is the creator of heaven and earth, there is no other like Him. Why should we fear mere mortals or worldly problems when God can take it away in an instant? 

Come my friend and let us encourage other with the way we live and the way we follow our Lord and king so that they will long for the same relationship with the Lord and in that, they will defeat the enemy at every corner.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus