Day 16: The fight we were created to fight (January 16)

At church recently, I was reminded of the story of Gideon.  I have often thought about the strange ways God reveals Himself in battle.  I want to ask you this morning, how do you fight your battles? Do you fight battles on autopilot?  Do you fight the only way you’ve ever known whether it works or not simply because it’s what you’ve always done?  Or do you lean into God at each obstacle you face and ask Him how He wants you to approach it?

There is a way to face life’s daily challenges that won’t leave you distraught and exhausted.  There is a way to approach things that will leave you feeling full and loved instead of empty and defeated.  But it takes an effort.  It takes a choice.  You chose each day Whom you will serve.  You also chose each day Whom you will trust.

As you step into the day ahead, I challenge you to take a minute and press into God’s heart and ask Him to equip you for every instance and/or challenge that you will face today.  Do you see sorrow coming your way?  Ask Him for joy.  Do you feel overwhelmed already before your feet even hit the floor?  Ask Him for peace and be still in His presence until you feel a shift in your spirit so you can face the day from the perspective of victory and abundance.

If you have Jesus in your heart, you’ve already been born into victory.  God’s goodness and mercy CAN be found in any situation.  Yes, I truly believe this.  His goodness can be found in ANY and EVERY situation.  If you use this truth as an anchor for each day of your life, then imagine how things will change!

I feel like there are some reading this who struggle to find a mindset of victory.  Some of you have only ever felt defeated.  God wants to remove that cinderblock stronghold from you right now.  He is breaking generational curses of defeat and poverty right now, in Jesus name.  God, I thank You for Your grace.  I thank You that none of us have to walk with a limp….Nobody has a generational sin or curse in their life that You cannot break off.  I know You are eager to do so.  Thank You.  God stir the hearts that need to be free and open their eyes to the true victory of the cross.  Our Savior died and rose again.  Jesus thank You that You died for our sins so we could walk out a life of victory!  I worship You this morning, and embrace the fullest measure of Your freedom.  In Jesus name, Amen.


For the Lord your God is the One Who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.  Deuteronomy 20:4

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.  And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.  I Corinthians 10:13

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Ephesians 6:13

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