Sometimes we feel we are given commands from God and we really don’t know how to follow through.
For me, fighting the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12), seemed abstract. Ok so how do we do that?
Thankfully God does not leave us without instructions.
Therefore submit to God.
Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Cleanse your hands, you sinners;
and purify your hearts, you
Lament and mourn and weep! Let
your laughter be turned to
mourning and your joy to gloom.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
James 4:7-10 NKJV
Honestly, these instructions on the surface are not for the faint hearted. It takes some patients to fight from this position. It takes some fasting and prayer in the middle of the night.
To me, this verse is clearly something Jesus did when he prayed to God before he was to be crucified.
Although this was not idea for Jesus’s human nature, it was God’s will that he sacrifice himself. We often say we want to be like Jesus, but what does it look like? Does it mean our life will be easy? No. But it does mean we will have the strength to endure.
This fight renews strength instead of draining it from you. Instead of being fought from this position:
It’s fought from this position:
Unconventional method, for an unconventional people.
And even through it all we automatically have the victory!
“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. “The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. “The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways.
Deuteronomy 28:7-9 NKJV