Feeling God’s urgent passion, I sent this email out on the morning of December 20 at 9 a.m. to many of my friends, and within three minutes I received back an email from a friend, Lucy, that absolutely blew my mind. God HAD told me to send it, though I didn’t fully realize why.
I just got up from on my face on the floor praying, and I’m asked to ask you if you recognize who you are. Do you know you’re a warrior? I don’t know if friends ask you that, but I think this question doesn’t come from me, but from DAD. He created you to carry His glory, to wear His colors and wield His sword on this battlefield you were born into. Yes, you hold His word as a weapon, and yes, HE is strong enough in you to get the job done. He simply needs your willingness, and your recognition of who you truly are, in the deepest part of your being. God created you for victory – and I remember the day I realized that victory implies battle, opposition, overcoming. Yes, you ARE more than enough, because God in you is more than enough.
I usually say be blessed, but today I’m adding be bold, be strong, be brave, be called, be His,
Their email back to me:
Oh Rose. You have been warring for me and for us. I don’t have a lot of time for the details but we are under absolute siege. Short story…in the ice storm and wind yesterday one of our giant maple trees split and is laying in the yard. We were without power for more than 3 hours and the family room ceiling is leaking in multiple places. And our oldest grandson was in the ER last night and today had an emergency appendectomy. All on top of more than 20 guests here. Randy is going to Germany the end of January and some of this is lashback…I’ve had the demonic in my bedroom the past 3 nights. I could go on and on. But I continue to praise Him and acknowledge that He alone is Good. Thank you for sending this.
Called Out,Called His. I may never know you who read this, but it’s as true for you as for my friends Steve and Lucy. God IS a mighty warrior,and He has commissioned you to carry His love, His words, His power, His authority, His encouragement, yes, His warning and exhortation, His wisdom, knowing you are created to be SO much more than you know. He created you to be a vessel of His power, His honor, His love, His, strength, His wisdom, His purposes, His glory. YOU have meaning and purpose! Know it today, live it out,
and remember it forever. It IS who you are!
Pray Psalm 38 as a “..BUT…” today, pray it out loud, and insert your shout of “BUT GOD …”as a proclamation and promise over your life today.
Psalm 18English Standard Version (ESV)
The Lord Is My Rock and My Fortress
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said:
1 I love you, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
28 For it is you who light my lamp;
the Lord my God lightens my darkness.
29 For by you I can run against a troop,
and by my God I can leap over a wall.
30 This God—his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God, but the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?—
32 the God who equipped me with strength
and made my way blameless.
33 He made my feet like the feet of a deer
and set me secure on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for war,
so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You have given me the shield of your salvation,
and your right hand supported me,
and your gentleness made me great.
36 You gave a wide place for my steps under me,
and my feet did not slip.
37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them,
and did not turn back till they were consumed.
39 For you equipped me with strength for the battle;
you made those who rise against me sink under me.
46 The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,
and exalted be the God of my salvation—