Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Not Your Battle

Great morning! I'm working on my second book- a one year devotional! I'm so excited to share with you all that God has been sharing with me during my personal study time.  Today I'd like to share with you a page from my upcoming book! The subtitle is "365 days in your presence!" May this devotional bless and encourage you!

2 Chronicles 20:15 NLT He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

The battle that you and I fight each day is a spiritual battle not one of flesh and blood.  It is important that you understand and believe this biblical truth.

In today’s key verse, the Lord spoke through Jahaziel to the people of Judah and Jerusalem in response to their prayers and fasting. The word from the Lord is this: the battle is not yours to fight. In fact, all you have to do is stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, don’t be afraid. Believe in God and His word and you will succeed! If you continue reading, you will find that is exactly what happened! They didn’t have to fight. They Lord fought their battle for them!

Each day that you wake, you have a choice to make: believe in God’s word or not. This may not always be easy but this is exactly when your faith is tested: at that moment when you’ve been praying and fasting for something and all hell seems to be breaking loose. Even still, the battle isn’t yours to fight. Equip yourself with the word of God, stand firm, praise Him, believe in Him and His word and watch what happens.

Prayer for Today: Heavenly Father, you are so awesome and mighty in power. Help me to remember daily that the battle is not mine but yours and to trust that you already have the victory! Sometimes this can be a challenge for me but I give up my doubt and choose to replace it with faith in you and your Word.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Additional scripture readings: 2 Chronicles 20:1-29; Ephesians 6:10-18; 2 Corinthians 10:4


  1. I love this verse. In my line of work, it's really applicable everyday, and I suspect many need a reminder to not be discouraged by what appears to be a mighty army. I miss you my Houston friend!

    Looking forward to the new book!


  2. Yes! Thanks for reading! I read your blog too and I really like it! Keep up the great work!