We’re dog sitting for our son. I have to admit it is lots of fun to have a precious house dog with us again. Yesterday morning Danny left before daylight and Chris (the dog) ran out with him. Danny asked me to look at all the deer in the side yard. I really couldn’t see because it was so dark. But Chris caught whiff of them. Off he went! It sounded like thundering buffalo as they left our yard. One little house dog set a herd of deer to flight!
It’s dark outside in most of our world. Not the physical darkness but spiritually it is getting darker and darker. We know the enemy is out there. He is on the rampage like a herd of buffalo! You’re scared. You’re not sure if you can make it to dawn. You want to light out after the enemy but you’re concerned you might get caught in their hoof beats and trampled. After all you’re just a little Christian and you hope that someday God will help you recover and overcome. But right now it’s hard.
Oh beloved, don’t despair! Time to declare! You may be small in stature and may feel small in faith! But God says He has given you the “measure” of faith – that means you have MORE than enough to set the enemy to flight. His rumblings in the dark are just a smoke and mirrors trick to send you scurrying, but you are running to the LORD! Your strength is gigantic as you call upon the LORD in Spirit and Truth! Don’t let the enemy graze on your heart or your family.
God loves you and He’s for you. Even though Jesus faced a dark moment on the cross, He went on to Victory and secured our victory as well! His desire is to see you healed, set free and empowered by God to walk in your calling. You may not feel victorious on the outside, but inside you are a force for Kingdom influence as you tread over the enemy and speak the truth as you live in God’s Glory and Grace!
Romans 12:3 For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which raises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the LORD.
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Psalm 60:12 With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies. NIV