At least once a week we hop in one of our cars and drive around. We might consider going into a store with the right protection, but the stores in our town are pretty full. It looks like people are on assignment and it’s life as usual. Some of us are in the crowds and some of us are secluded away. Wherever you are God has a plan and He wants to include you in it.
Oh beloved, did you know? Have you heard? You are on assignment. Whether you are secluded at home or you still travel for work, you have a job to do. God puts all His people on assignment in every season and in any circumstances, especially unusual ones like now.
God is calling His own up. He wants you to know this morning that prayer isn’t the last resort. It’s your first line of defense. He wants you to know that putting the Word into action for your situation is your calling. Yes, people are sick. Yes, terrible things are happening. But God has not abdicated His authority. And neither should you and I. We’ve been left on the planet after being born again to occupy. We take up the shield of faith rather than cower in fear. It truly is life as usual for believers – because we are born again to lift up the standard of the Word of God and to raise the flag of victory in the midst of whatever comes against us. We may listen to the news but we don’t take it in as our necessary food. We may observe the times, but we don’t say this is our new normal. You and I are chosen, royal, holy, and very different. Our job in this season is to show forth the praises of God who brought us out of darkness into His light.
You may ask, will it ever return to normal? Your prayer life won’t. Mine won’t. Something about contending for the lives of our people makes us change our outlook on the power of prayer. But God says to you this morning, you are precious in His sight. You were born for this. And you will walk this walk of faith, shaking off the lies of the enemy as you take back territory of faith. You are an amazing, spiritual, enlightened, God fearing, Word praying, Jesus loving catalyst of wisdom, power and love!
God, the King of the Universe, the Only Living God, loves you and He is for you. As you wake up this morning remember that you are assigned to win battles in the unseen realm. Lay your struggles at the feet of Jesus and ask Him for insight for living in these unusual days. And then pray without ceasing in the light of your fear of only your God!
I Corinthians 16:13 Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
Hebrews 10:36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
I Timothy 2:1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
Ephesians 6:18 Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.
I Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light