Here’s the truth; the battle is INEVITABLE.
If you are alive and breathing, there are going to be times when things don’t go to plan.
Jesus himself said to his friends in John 16:33 that in this world, they will have trouble.
And like us, they had a bit of a hard time believing that, because, actually, up until that point, things seemed to be going pretty well.
That’s why Jesus spent time ensuring they were taking in his teachings and his words before he left them.
Jesus spent three years teaching his disciples all about himself and the kingdom before leaving them to carry on the work of the gospel.
Can you imagine what would have happened if they had not been paying attention?
How would they have handled the opposition they encountered after Jesus’ resurrection?
But they had FILLED up on His WORDS AND His TRUTH enough to withstand persecution.
When the battle came, it found them ready.
And friends, no matter how it feels right now in your life, we ARE in a battle. We have a REAL enemy piling our days and our lives with all sorts of unpleasant things.
His plan is to hit us hard at our lowest. And if we’re not careful, we may lose the battle; why?
Because when hard times hit, they found us running on EMPTY.
No soldier in his right mind would step
Onto a battle field unprepared, and running on empty so why do we?
This is why is it VITAL that we spend time with Jesus in His Word and on our knees especially while things are good.
We have a lot more time to stock up in peacetime than we will when we are squeezed in battle.
So hey, let me encourage you today to grab that Bible and spend time with God.
Because when you’re enjoying times of peace and victory, THAT is the perfect time to be filling your heart and mind with the words of life and the promises that will carry you through your next hard season.