Morning Meditation – Battlefields

“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head.”” (1 Samuel 17:45-46, ESV)

I have to repeat this from my Sunday’s message: “I am who I am because of the giants and battlefields that I have faced.”

Sitting on sofas and relaxing in our favorite coffee shops do not bring transformation. Although rest is necessary and an essential joy, they do not define who we are. We become what our trials and enemies attempt to silence.

It may not be what we look forward to, but the Lord will regularly bring you to battlefields that launch us into the next phase of living. These confrontations always mark seasonal shifts. Without them, you cannot go to any new level or see any expansion of God’s miraculous influence.

So, on this day, encourage yourself! Come to your fight “in the name of the Lord of hosts” – by the One who reigns over your life. And let every enemy know that they have defied the armies of the living God. Stand your ground. Wield the weapon God has provided. And let your victory redefine you.

8 thoughts on “Morning Meditation – Battlefields

  1. joyfullyhis1

    I love the preparation of David before getting to this place. He had many trials while protecting the family’s sheep! Through this, he had come to KNOW the person and power of his delivering God! I mean, Who fights with a tiger or a bear and survives? Trials, had in David, produced extraordinary strength and staying power! Becoming skilled with the tools needed for the task, his slingshot, and having gained an unwavering courage and faith knowing that he can’t beat a lion or a bear but he knew who could. So he says to Goliath, I’m gonna fight you with my slingshot that is not a weapon of war just to show everyone here the battle is the Lords! Trouble, if it turns us to the Lord , produces character! Woo hoo!

  2. Oh how this stirs my heart greatly; not to mention it is one of my absolute favorite encounters of David!
    I would not be where I am today had I tucked tail and ran from what I had been called to face (daily, weekly, seasonally). AND this I am sure of, what I go through today (KNOWING the LORD of hosts is with me) will shape my tomorrow’s to have generational (physical & spiritual) implications.
    Hallelujah!!!

  3. AMEN!! Even with all the battles I have had to face medically and emotionaly I would not change a single thing. Even though in the middle of them I thought much differently at times, I am who I am and where I am because of them today. I also have a much higher level of faith because of them! GOD IS SO GOOD ALL THE TIME!!

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