“Rather, cling tightly to the Lord your God as you have done until now. “For the Lord has driven out great and powerful nations for you, and no one has yet been able to defeat you. Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the Lord your God fights for you, just as he has promised.” Joshua 23:9-10 NLT
I am reading a book by Max Lucado called, Glory Days. It is about Joshua. This is his response to Joshua 23:9&10…”Don’t you love that image? One man of you shall chase a thousand. I envision a single Hebrew soldier with drawn sword racing after am entire battalion of enemies. He is outnumbered a thousand to one, but since God fights for him, they scatter like scared pigeons. I picture the same for you. The Amorites of your life-fears, dread, hatred, and hurt-come at you like a legion of hoodlums. Yet rather than run away, you turn and face them. You unsheathe the promise of God’s word and defy the enemies of God’s cause.” And than he says this, “Did you know that God is fighting for you?” Wow, how different would I live if I truly remembered that. And prayed like that. Jesus fights for me. Just like he fought for the little boy with the evil spirit inside him…
Jesus said to them, “You faithless people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.” So they brought the boy. But when the evil spirit saw Jesus, it threw the child into a violent convulsion, and he fell to the ground, writhing and foaming at the mouth. “How long has this been happening?” Jesus asked the boy’s father. He replied, “Since he was a little boy. The spirit often throws him into the fire or into the water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” ” The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:19-24 NLT
What areas do I still need healing in that I am not believing God for? What lies from Satan am I still listening to?
“You drove out the pagan nations by your power and gave all the land to our ancestors. You crushed their enemies and set our ancestors free. They did not conquer the land with swords; it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory. It was your right hand and strong arm and the blinding light from your face that helped them, for you loved them.” Psalms 44:2&3 NLT
Dear Father, thank you for how much you love me. Thank you that you give me the power to defeat my enemies. Sometimes it is my own self-doubt and insecurity that defeats me before I even start. I claim your promises over my life. Amen.