How is your resolve this Hump-Day? Let’s talk about it.
While sitting outside on my swing I noticed a bird of prey soaring high and circling the area. It was searching for unsuspecting creatures—small enough to be its meal. As it circled back around my large hound dog noticed it. She lifted her head to watch it. Her eyes traced its movements. I could see in her eyes she knew it to be a bird of prey. She, however, was not concerned—only observant. Her observation was posed in confidence. Compare this to a smaller animal. At the sight of it they would run for cover—because an enemy was aloft.
Enter stage left—the child of God. We understand there’s an enemy afoot. We know this. We feel it, we sense it. The question I have is this: With which one do you relate the most? The hound who felt no threat at all because of her status or the smaller creatures?
The truth is that our status is of such magnificence that we should not quake in our boots. Oh the enemy’s out there. He prowls around like a lion seeking to devour someone. But with his entire arsenal our position is still greater. In the end we are victorious. I think that our sense of security is directly related to how thick our relationship with God is. Do we walk with him regularly—throughout our days and nights? Are we in constant conversation with him? Do we walk together as companions in life? Are we seeking to follow his lead?
If the answers to these questions are null and void—then is it surprising when we quake in our boots? The good news is that even then, God is there to strengthen our resolve. Just seek to know he whom you are in a relationship. Seek to know him by reading his love letter to us, the Word of God. And a great book to read on this topic is Neil Anderson’s, Identity in Christ.
No matter how you’re feeling on this Hump-Day… remember, Friday is always acomin’. But most importantly, Christ is coming back too!