Monday, August 8, 2011

Making the Call

"I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies."
2 Samuel 22:4

Is there an area in your life you seem to continually struggle in? Haven't yet tasted the sweetness of victory?

Calling on God's power and strength is an act of worship- a form of surrender- that will bring you victory against many enemies... even if your greatest enemy seems to be yourself. As you humble yourself by exalting Him in the areas of your weakness, you will have won a major victory in the battle for your heart. 
“For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.”  
Psalm 149:4
The enemy wants nothing more than to steal your victories by stealing your trust from God- to make you question His authority and power, to doubt His goodness, His love, His unfailing mercy. If he can make you fear, or doubt, or worry, instead of worship, he knows you'll never walk in the victory God desires for you. If the enemy can make you question God's sufficiency and power, he'll have you right where he wants you- ineffective, frustrated, and powerless as you try to work things out unsuccessfully in your own futile wisdom, inadequacies, and imperfections... not getting anywhere fast and definitely not walking in the fullness of all Christ desires for you.

When you set your sights and trust in God in areas of your weakness- when you worship Him in those areas- you provide Him with opportunities to reveal to you that He really IS Who He says He is: He is our "All in all." That is, He is all the things we need in all situations, at all times.

Praise God for Who you need Him to be in this season of your life. Perhaps you need a Deliverer... a Fortress... a Rock... a Shield... a Refuge... a Savior... a Conqueror... Someone to trust... Someone to love you... Someone to protect you... Someone to carry your burdens. God delights in revealing Himself to you... each and every facet of His glorious character.

Focus your heart humbly upon Him and you'll find a greater victory than you could ever hope for.