This is how we fight our battles. Taking on our foes and defeating our enemy is not a theory or mystery. The word of God tells stories of how ordinary, everyday people trusted in the miracle-working promise and power of God, and saw the victory of God. This week's devos focus on miracles. Because reading and contemplating on God's great power helps us to be more confident in, and expectant of, God working in our battles as our warrior King. So read, pray and fight on!
“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Psalm 107:20
There's something about being almost there, but not there. All those around you who are succeeding are a reminder about what you are not able to produce. The frustration of being so close and still miles away.
Like the lame man who had laid on his bed for years, we've created systems for coping with things we believed would never change.
We've been lying in our bed too long. Remember when you used to want more for yourself, when you used to not be afraid to dream, when you loved with an unbridled heart. When disappointment couldn't stop you. When depression didn't have a hold of you. But it's time for you to get up out of your bed. And now that Jesus is here, what used to be a place of infirmity, is now a place of rest.
To make up your bed means you take up the thing that's held you for too long. Your issues of guilt, shame, doubt, and fear. Arise! The thing that once held you, you now hold.
But why not just get rid of the bed, just throw it away? Because the bed is there to remind you of your need for grace. Without the presence of the bed, you might get prideful and arrogant. Always be mindful from where you came, there has to be something to keep you humble.
What's your bed?