Their Eyes Are Watching God…

There are moments when our eyes can be our greatest liability. We can get incredibly distracted by what we see-limitations and obstacles can deter us from pursuing that which the Lord has willed for us. We will unfortunately pursue that which we deem pretty or attractive and that may be the very thing that will draw us away from the Lord.

And there are moments when our eyes can be our greatest asset. The Word of God highlights this moment beautifully:

The children of Israel, by the way of Jehoshaphat, knew that they had to take their eyes off of the upcoming battle and they had to look to the Lord! And the benefit was priceless! The prophet was able to encourage the people and they were successful in defeating the three armies headed towards them. They didn’t have to fight, they simply had to trust in the Lord, their God.

Eyes, in this regard, was more than the physical eye. Their heart, their very posture, had to turn toward the Lord! The battle coming was too much to bear and they knew that in this moment, their eyes could either be a liability or an asset. They chose to use their eyes as an asset.

Our eyes must be watching God! The mountain is too massive and the hurdle is too high. With your natural eye, you will be discouraged and experience defeat. Oh but with your supernatural eye, with that posture that you can do ALL things through Christ- you will scale that mountain and hop over that hurdle! Surrender that obstacle to the Lord, set your eyes on Him, and watch Him work it all for His glory and your good!

Are your eyes watching God?

Peace and Blessings

The Battle Is Not Yours…

It’s the Lord’s! Many of us has heard that in one context or another. And it is true!

Indeed, the battle is not yours. However, that does not mean that there won’t be a fight. Birthed from 2 Chronicles 20, there was indeed a battle. The Israelites had to stand together and trust in the Lord, and they won!

Who is standing beside you in the midst of your battle?

More can be accomplished together than apart. Let’s consider the story of Moses, Aaron and Hur.

The Israelites and Amalekites are battling one another. Joshua was sent to fight. Moses was sent to stand. So with the Lord’s guidance and direction, Moses held his staff in the air to help the Israelites.

Any time Moses held his hands in the air, the men of Israel would start winning the fight. But when Moses put his hands down, the men of Israel began to lose the fight. After some time, Moses’ arms became tired. So they put a large rock under Moses for him to sit on. Then Aaron and Hur held Moses’ hands in the air. Aaron was on one side of Moses and Hur was on the other side. They held his hands up like this until the sun went down. Exodus 17:11-12

Who is your Aaron and Hur? Whose on your team when things get rough? Who is holding up your arms? Who is praying for you, fighting alongside you, standing alongside you?

In this culture of YOLO, DOLO, and SOLO, it’s fashionable to fight alone, however, it is not wise and it is not God’s design.

Armies won (and win) together. Moses had Aaron and Hur. Joshua and Caleb. David had Jonathan. Jesus had Peter, James and John. You, my sister, aren’t any different. Sis, the battle is not yours.

Much is accomplished in the context of community. Look at your past victories. Chances are, there was an Aaron, Jonathan or Joshua there, holding you up, sending you encouragement, praying for you. You don’t have to look hard for them, when you stand and fight, some will flee, others will stand with you.

So give your Aaron and Hur a call, tell them thank you, remember to hold up their arms, and pray for their strength!

Your battle is not yours sis but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a fight. Just know that the Lord has well-equipped you for the victory.

Peace and Blessings