As another snowy morning dawned today, these thoughts came to me. Well, I say “thoughts”. The thoughts seemed to change into truth which I meditated upon which seemed to then turn into something to be shared. Here it is then:
Siege: a favourite weapon of the enemy in our battle which is not against flesh and blood. A siege cannot work when within impenetrable walls there is water and bread. A “word thingy” for someone?
“You looked out of your window this morning. Yes, nothing has changed. The snow is still there. Remember that when “nothing is changing,” you have living water within: “There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.…’ “
“You have true bread, fresh each day. There are victories against the enemy that look stunning and spectacular, that make it on to the conference stage and into books. There are victories that are less stunning but more damaging to the enemy, namely surviving a siege to which he has devoted many resources over a significant humber of years focussing his attention on a particular gateway which he has calculated will open to him one day, but then just gives up, because you have not. You have seemingly unspectacular victories to share with those willing to learn from you. There are those who need the encouragement you can bring as you help them see they have been trusted with bringing honour to the cause of Christ in times of siege by keeping the flag of faith, hope and love flying high in the castle of their heart, for the King is in residence there!”
I hope this blesses those who need blessed by it! It might help and bless you to turn now to Psalm 46 and read it…or sing it!