God NEVER changes!!! Be kind to everyone you meet for in so doing some have shown kindness to the supernatural.
Throughout Scripture, we see numerous instances in which angels were an integral part of God’s plan. One verse alludes to the possibility of angels walking among us today: “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2). The obvious reference is to Abraham, whose angelic visitors appeared to him as men Genesis 18. This verse may or may not confirm that angels are indeed walking among us unawares; “have shown” is past tense, so present-day encounters are not explicitly mentioned.
When we walk with God, it may not make things easy but it makes them possible. Walking with him gives us assurance of his presence and power in our lives. Our God is powerful and with him all things are possible. We can endure trials and heartache. Because of Christ’s resurrection power in us, we can overcome.
And we pray:
Father, in coming to know Your Essence we desire to walk with You. Father, through You and in You there is no impossibility, ALL things are possible, Hallelujah, Amen! ALL glory be to You!!! Glory forevermore, Amen. LORD, in prayer I stand still in the spiritual and invite You to take full control of ALL in my life, Amen.
As Christians, we’re painfully aware that we’re involved in a battle for our souls. In this battle, we’re outmatched and outclassed because our enemy has thousands of years experience and all the time in the world to think of things to hamper our journeys.
Thankfully, you don’t have to fight this enemy alone. The Lord will fight for you. Now maybe you’re wondering how the Lord will fight for you so let’s talk about it.
How do you know that God is with you in the battle? What proof do you have that the Lord will fight for you?
The Bible is filled with stories of the various ways God has fought on behalf of His people. In Genesis, God appeared to Laban in a dream and warned him not to do anything to harm Jacob. He was told that he shouldn’t even speak harshly to him (Genesis 31:22-24).
In Joshua, the Lord sent the commander of His army to lead the armies of Israel into battle (Joshua 5:13-15).
For Elisha, the Lord sent the host of His armies to stand with him against the Aramaens (2 Kings 6:8-23).
Are you beginning to see the picture? There are many more stories like this in the Bible. God has all-power and He’s able to do anything He can imagine. Since God created the whole world and everything in it, we already know He has quite an imagination.
That’s the God who will fight for you. The only thing you need to do is stay still.
What Does It Mean to Be Still?
So now we get to answer the question, How do I let God fight my battles? How does my being still affect His ability to work in my behalf?
I’m so glad you asked. Let’s about what it means to be still and how we can practice stillness.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Psalm 46:10,
The word translated as ” be still” is the Hebrew râphâh, (pronounced raw-faw’). It could also have been translated as abate or cease. I don’t know about you but for me being still is hard! At any given moment I can think of at least five things I could or should be doing.
Sadly, this “doing” mindset sometimes translates in my relationship with God. I want Him to rush in and move things right away, and, when I think He’s going too slow, I try to do things myself.
Is that you, my friend? If it is, we can both learn from Abraham. When Abraham and Sarah tried to “help” God, things didn’t turn out quite as they had hoped and the consequences spilled across the ages.
But when they stood still and allowed God to work things out on their behalf, they not only got exactly what they wanted, but they also became part of a miracle.
Being still means being willing to wait. It means we put our agenda aside and allow God to work on His perfect plan. Will it be easy? No. But while we’re waiting we can spend time in His presence learning more about Him.
7 Steps to Stand Still and Let God Fight for You
1. Trust God. This seems like a no-brainer but trusting God takes effort. It takes faith. It takes faith to allow the Lord to fight your battles.
2. Repent of sin. Here’s the truth: sin separates us from God. When we have sin weighing us down, the enemy likes to convince us that there’s nothing we can do to get right with God.
That’s a lie from the pit of hell.
Unconfessed sin builds a wall between you and Ģod. Unconfessed sin gives the enemy an foothold in your life. Confess your sins, sit still before God and watch Him fight your battles.
3. Practice obedience. As Christians, we are called to walk in obedience. When we are being obedient, it is easier for us to remain still in God’s presence.
4. Find Scriptures that remind you how to wait. The Bible has a lot to say on a number of topics including being able to wait. Spend some time reading, studying, and praying Scripture about waiting.
5. Find a support group. Surround yourself with people who love God and want to pursue Him. Learn from others who have learned to be still. Spend time with those who have learned how to let God fight their battles.
6. Use your gifts to serve others. One of the best things we can do when we’re waiting on God to fight for us is to serve other people. Devote some of your energy, effort, and time to help other people. Maybe you will be the tool God uses to fight someone else’s battle.
7. Practice patience. You’ve probably heard it said before, patience is a virtue. But if you struggle in this area as I do, you may find it necessary to practice patience. When you find yourself becoming impatient, remind yourself that God’s timing is best. Remind yourself that the Lord will fight for you if you’ll only be still long enough.
And then remind yourself that when God fights for you there’s no repercussions or fallout. Everything is done perfectly with no consequences for anyone.
The armor is there for our protection–it’s not to make us think we’re superwomen or Captain America. It’s for us to learn to direct our focus to God and allow Him to fight the battle for us.
How to Let the God Fight Your Battles
The biggest challenge many Christians face is letting God fight the battle for us. Oh, we know the right words and can say “The Lord will fight for you” with the best of them, but do we really understand that God is in the battle with us? Do we truly understand how to let God fight our battles?
Before I share what I believe is the biggest key to letting God fight our battles, I want to remind you that God is with you in the battle. If you’re going to let the Lord fight for you, you have to submit your will totally and completely to Him. I know.
The thought of not being in control of everything is scary. It’s not something we’re used to because we have been told for years that we need to be brave and learn to do things on our own.
But you see, that doesn’t work when it comes to spiritual warfare. Yes, we are to put on the whole armor of God but that’s just to make us battle-ready.
Sometimes it’s difficult for us to remember we need to let go and let God fight our battles and that’s where Christian fiction comes in. I love to see characters who experience the challenges and struggles I go through because it takes me out of my situation so I can see it clearer. God’s Rebel had a strong theme of spiritual warfare and allowing the Lord to fight the battle for you.