Our ability to connect with what God is doing in the midst of difficult circumstances depends on our ability to remember who He is and what He has done in our lives.
I don’t know that there has ever been a time when courage and faith were more needed. Not because of the darkness, but because of the realm of God’s promises that lingers over the Church, waiting for someone to see it, believe it, and say yes to what could be.
On the most challenging day of David’s life, a day when even his own men turned against him, the Bible tells us that “David strengthened himself in the Lord his God” (1 Samuel 30:6). David’s personal breakthrough in this moment, his ability to strengthen himself and be faithful to his purpose instead of collapsing under pressure, not only saved his life but also enabled him to lead his men into victory.
The Lord has equipped you for great victory to release and establish the Kingdom of God in and around you. We have to come to see the places of lack in our lives as the very places where God intends to bring us into our greatest victories! We need to be possessed by His promises.
Strengthening ourselves in the Lord is all about being prepared to receive and steward the fulfillment of our promises. We must take personal responsibility to strengthen every weak place and break our agreement with fear. Let us purpose in our hearts to live in such a way that nothing ever gets bigger than our consciousness of God’s Presence.