I flipped the pages of my Bible. Habakkuk 2:2 lay open before me: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets that he may run who reads it.”
“Abba I have so many ‘tablets’ full of vision,” I said. “Some are fulfilled and others not. Point me to the visions You have for us. Make them plain on the tablets of our hearts so we may run to do Your will.”
Without a pause this praise chorus rang in my head:
“Rejoice in the Lord always
And again, I say rejoice. (repeat)
Rejoice, Rejoice, and again I say rejoice.”
“Is this Your order of the day?”
“Yes, rejoice Beloved. The Egyptians you see pressing in will be no more. I am leading My Body across the Red Sea on dry ground. Greater are those who are with you than those against you. The enemy thinks he has the upper hand and he can overcome, but I am not amused with his plans and quickly he will see they are a house of cards that will collapse with just one word from My mouth. ‘No!’ This is My day and I don’t intend to share it with him.
Prepare for a battle–One of laboring to enter rest. Rest in My ability to make all things work together for your good. I will have My way and no weapon the enemy has will prosper. “
Exodus 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Zechariah 5:6 This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5. And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Circumstances may stir our hearts to respond, to defend ourselves, to fight the opposing forces. It may seem right and of urgency to do so. But, God may instead be calling us to stop, to rest, to only move as He directs. His ways are not our ways, but He is always leading us in triumph.
Have a blessed week.
4 thoughts on “Monday Manna – Prepare for Battle–Enter into Rest”
In a time of war I sure needed this today–TY and God bless your for your sharing.
I don’t know anyone who isn’t facing a battle today. We all need this Sandy. God Bless you.
Thank you I was praying and when I had finished I started to scroll through my phone and I found your page it was exactly what the Lord had placed upon my heart this is the Lord’s day every day is his do we choose to walk it with him you gave me great comformation thanks
Lessia, how I love the way God surprises us with right on time help in ways we hadn’t imagined. He is notorious for speaking in stereo 🙂 God bless you.