Running from the battle

The children of Ephraim being armed, and carrying bows turned back on the day of the battle

Psalm 78:9-11 The children of Ephraim being armed, and carrying bows, turned back on the day of the battle. They kept not the covenant of God. And refused to walk in his law. And forgot his works and his wonders that he had shown them.

On the day of the battle they quit. These men were armed they were trained. These were foot soldiers prepped and prepared for battle. Yet before it even began they quit.

Most of our Christian lives we get attacked and we quit before we even try and fight back. The very moment life starts to get hard we want to throw in the towel. We spark an argument with our spouse and what do we do we run to the bottle. We get nudged or pushed from our family because we are changed and not who we used to be. But yet we are the ones ridiculed. We throw in the towel and fall right back into the rut we once were in.

DANG!!! THIS CHRISTIAN WALK IS HARD!! I WAS TOLD MY LIFE WOULD BE BETTER!!

How easy is it to fall back into the world. Specially when we didn’t even fight to stay obedient to the one that pulled us from it. But, that is what the evil one wants you to do. He doesn’t want you to realize how much of a soldier you really are.

The evil one creates doubt in us. From that point it is a slippery slope and he has us on the run. We forget the chains that Jesus broke us free from. We start to forget the turmoil and hard times Jesus has already brought us out of. We even get to the point we forget the pit of hell he saved us from.

Let us remember these things. Let us know the fight has already been won. Remember the battle you are stepping into is a battle God has prepared you for. Remember Luke 2:30 for my eyes have seen thy salvation. We know this we have seen it. Don’t forget the battles remember the freedom because you have seen it in your life. Yes there are more battles to come because your not who you will be.. BUT HALLELUJAH your not who you use to be.

In everything Praise Him is hard to say let alone do.

We get so caught up in the good and praise the almighty for that good. But that changes the moment we get knocked down, the moment the tide turns when we are offended or don’t like the outcome of a decision. When we are in the lowest of the lowes we quit praising. We start questioning God.. Why me God? Why won’t you stop this chatter in my head God? God why won’t you remove this sadness and darkness around me? So we question Him and dive deeper into our self pity. We start to get lost into our own minds.. So ultimately we stop praising God. WHY?

JOB 19:25 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter days upon the earth.

You see we need to Praise him for who he is not what he has done for us. We praise Him because he is worthy. We praise Him because he is the creator. We praise Him not because things around are good, but that he is the creator of good. Let us praise Him because of who He is, not for who we want him to be.

Grace of the King