Sunday, August 3, 2014
When My God's Nostrils Flare...
Dear Ones - in worshipping this morning with songs and hymns and spiritual songs, there was a powerful emphasis on God as our Warrior. I dwell on the love of God, the heart of God and the way He runs to me and longs to fellowship with me as His child, but do I remember that when His nostrils flare on my behalf, the seas part and He makes a way?
Even when I pray with all of my heart, "Lord, my God, my Heavenly Daddy, none of me, all of you," I don't know that I really remember that the God of the universe who knows me by name is also a Warrior on my behalf in all warfare, in any conflict that concerns me as His child.
Standing with hands raised, on my knees with heart bowed low in reverence, lying prostrate, or sitting in a meeting at work with my heart in any of those positions - I can sing the song of Moses. In Exodus 15, Moses led the people is this song, "The Lord is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation. He is my God, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt Him. The Lord is a man of war. The Lord is His name...thy right hand O, Lord, is become glorious in power...with the blast of thy nostrils, the waters were gathered together...The Lord shall reign for ever and ever."
I face battles everyday. Only when I am walking in His spirit do I even recognize them as assaults. My arch enemy and my own flesh have one single mission - to destroy the testimony of Jesus in my life. When I try to do it in my own strength, I succumb to defeat; for how can my own flesh fight against itself or its father? Talk about a conflict of interest.
Dear Ones, we are Jesus to someone in this world every day. Join with me in realizing we must feed on His Word, restore our spirits through our spiritual breath in prayer and become the arrow of our God who is our Warrior instead of the target of our enemy. When He fights on our behalf, the yoke is easy, and the burden is light, and we have the strength to continue to serve because He goes before us.
Thank you sweet Jesus, precious Holy Spirit, and glorious God for your constant promise, presence and peace through the strength of God, my Warrior every moment of every day. I love you three in One.
And I love you, too, my sweet family in Christ. Make this a blessed week of victory, resting in Him.
And all God's people said, "Amen and Amen." Joyfully, Mecca