A few days ago I picked up a basic journal for me to use to keep up with my MPG on our Toyota. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles our Tahoe does and the Lord has been prodding me to be more aware of our outgoing money and gas mileage usage is one of those areas. I picked up this journal because of the vibrant colors and a reminder of God’s faithfulness. This morning I went to make an entry before heading to Panama City for a conference.

Yesterday that ole serpent came slivering around again- he knows how to get to me too. I went to bed fretting and woke fretting. I realized how I had already given my day over to the enemy – and once again prayed and ask the Lord to fight this battle of deception, chaos, and rumors for me.

But I picked it back up again.

So when I opened my journal to make a gas log entry this scripture jumped off the bottom of the page –

My flesh wants to retaliate. My flesh wants to confront. My flesh wants vengeance. My flesh wants to speak truths and explanations –

But God –

Thank God He overrules the flesh!

“You won’t have to fight. Just take your positions and watch the Lord rescue you from your enemy. Don’t be afraid. Just do as you’re told. As you march out tomorrow, the Lord will be there with you.” II Chronicles 20:17

I about had a shout at the gas pumps!

My friend, what I am learning is new level of obedience and self control. And when I pick up that worry again He is ever so gracious to remind me that the battle isn’t even mine.

The sin taking place isn’t against me – it’s against Him. Whew!

Whatever you are facing today I pray you have the courage to stand still – remain silent – and let Him fight for you.

Father, forgive me for failing you and trying to take things in to my own hands. Thank you for being ever so gentle in ushering me back under the shadow of your wings. Keep us focused and quicken us when eyes are diverted off you. We love you. We give you praise. Amen.