Psalm 46:10 AMP
Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!
Who but our Almighty Creator God could dare make a statement like that, and we know it as truth! No matter how strenuously the enemy works, it will never be able to displace the mighty Lion of Judah! He shall be exalted among the nations and exalted in the earth. Those of us who know and understand our Lord God realize the truth. He shall be exalted!!
I was in an adult ed class the other night. We were asked to go around and say what we are thankful for. When it came to my turn, I said, “I am thankful for the Holy Spirit who indwells me and helps me live my life as my guide and mentor.” The atmosphere grew quiet with tension as though everyone was in shock. Later one woman came up to me and liked what I said, but spoke in a furtive kind of way like she did not want anyone to hear.
The enemy is attempting to remove God from every area of our society from our schools to our government. We stand back and allow it to happen. What are we? Afraid to shout out “Jesus is Lord”? Are we fearful of being known as a Christian? Can we not stand up to school boards that want to accept textbooks that lie? Can we not voice our Christian ideals in public? That’s the enemy’s goal~ to muzzle us. Will you bow down to it?
As a child I was known as a ‘gutsy little thing’. Not much scared me and I could be outspoken when I believed I was right. Perhaps that refusal to be intimidated is a trait God placed in me. Just look at His promise we can claim:
Psalm 18:2 (NLV)
The Lord is my rock, and my safe place,
and the One Who takes me out of trouble.
My God is my rock, in Whom I am safe.
He is my safe-covering, my saving strength, and my strong tower.
I recall a blog I wrote earlier where Jesus asked me if I would be willing to take His light into the encroaching darkness. I said “Yes”, not lightly for the spreading darkness was very intimidating. But so long as I had Him with me, I would go wherever He sends me. Our God has need of all His children to stand for His righteousness. Let us not be afraid, but speak out the truth and act with integrity in obedience to the Word of God.
Are you spending time each day in deep communication with Him? If not, it’s time to begin building your relationship. Then you will see Him as your strong tower; your closeness with God will be a stanchion to support your faith though every situation.
When was the last time your faith was challenged? Are you needing to strengthen your faith during these critical times?