Faith and Remembering Who You Are (With)

Today is a great day to remember that you are not alone. It is a day to remind yourself that He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). I don’t mean, oh yeah, I know. I mean that you Sometimes, even when we “know” this truth, we need to deliberately bring it to the forefront of our mind and remember WHO it is that is in you and with you. It is also a day of remembering He is Lord.

He is the God who created the universe, and He holds your world as well.

He is the God who listens to the bird song, and your heart cry as well.

He is the God who sees your struggles, and says I am your strength.

He is the God who from the beginning of time has a plan for the world, and that includes your life as well.

He is the God who spoke and the world was formed, He’s given you a voice to join His Words to bring change to your world.

He is the God who is always present, even when you feel alone.

He is God, even in the shadows of death or fear, you are not alone.

He is the God of all Hope, even when you feel hopeless.

He is the healer of broken hearts and broken dreams, He is your restorer.

He sent Jesus His Son to save His people from their sin, that includes you!

He is the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, let Him reign today in your life.

He is a Faithful God, and He is faithful to you.

Friends, 2 Chronicles 14 tells a story of Asa, king of Judah faced an army of Ethiopians. Asa had 300,000 thousand warriors–Zerah, the Ethiopian had 1,000,000, (yes 1 million) men fighting against Judah. Asa cried out to the Lord, O Lord, no one but you can help the powerless against the mighty! Help us, O Lord for we trust in you alone. It is in your name that we have come against this vast horde. O Lord, you are our God, do not let mere men prevail against you! So the Lord defeated the Ethiopians in the presence of Asa and the army of Judah and the enemy fled. Asa could have simply surrendered, but he remembered the Lord His God and they were victorious. Later on in chapter 15 Azariah, a prophet, spoke to Asa and said, Listen, all you people of Judah and Benjamin! The Lord will stay with you as long as you stay with him! Whenever you seek him, you will find him. But if you abandon him, he will abandon you. Vs 5 goes on to say: During those dark times, it was not safe to travel. Problems troubled the people of every land. Nation fought against nation and city against city, for God was troubling them with every kind of problem. But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded. When Asa heard this message from Azariah the prophet, he took courage and removed all the detestable idols from the land of Judah and Benjamin…

I think the troubles we are facing stem from God allowing us as nations to do our own sin thing. It is time to remember whose we are and allow Him to be Lord of our life, He will show us the way through with victory and strength. It is a time to remember Him and His ways. It is time to not only remember He is Lord, but allow Him to be yours.

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