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We want to do it on our own.
By our power, our way, our time, and all the time God is waiting for us to deny ourselves and seek His way. He goes before us, He’s fighting! In this Spiritual Kick Off Chris unpacks a rally cry that Moses was giving the Israelites as they were on the way to the promise land. Just like Moses we often are surrounded by others and even internal demons that say “I can’t do this” “I’m not strong enough” or “I can’t win”. Those types of mindsets are what Satan uses to keep Lions from acting.
The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, Click To TweetDeuteronomy 1:30
On your behalf. So this old Testament time, this week, guys, old Testament time. That’s right. So first of all, where is Deuteronomy? Right? Sometimes guys, it can be confusing, but actually the fifth book of the Bible. Okay. So as you should go up to your old Testament, you should be able to scroll up to the fifth book of the Bible.
You’ll find it around me. And I’m going to give you a little context here. What we’re going to w w what’s going on and Deuteronomy. What is, what is, what are we talking about? The Lord, your God, who goes before you will himself fight. Well, Moses, he was the author of this book and he starts off by giving a recap of what some, what had transpired to some of the Israelites after they left Egypt.
Okay. And Mount Sinai is referenced at the beginning of this book. Okay. And it’s pretty cool story where they. Yeah. As they went through some of the issues that they face, he really unpacked a lot in the first opening, you know, uh, sections of Deuteronomy and what they face. And he was trying to encourage them to, you know, have the happy land of Canaan that they were headed to, because that was the ultimate end goal.
Right. And so what did they do? What is your license? Well, the first, all they sent out 12 spies to go scope out your terrain and they wanted to see what was really come in, you know, w what was in front of them, they needed to report. I needed to feel good. And guess what? That report came back and they still wouldn’t move.
They wouldn’t move. They were having a pity party of all pity parties is what I’m talking about. I mean, in the PSAP artists, think about how close they were, how close they were and they just wouldn’t trust him. Just wouldn’t trust him, you know? And that is so sad. They may excuse after skews. And Ava’s said, you know what?
Some of the people that we, that we weren’t counted, they’re bigger than us. They’re taller than us. Ultimate intimidate. Ultimate self-reliance they were just scared to death. How many of us are in that same boat? How many of us are scared to move forward? Because maybe someone in our path is bigger than we are or stronger, or have more influence, or maybe they have more followers on Instagram.
They have more friends on Facebook now they’re more popular, you know, but whatever you can think of guys, we’re going to come up with excuses. It happens. But what I’m telling you. That is not what scripture is, is, is pointing us to, we can w what does it say right here? The guy goes before us, he’s going to fight on our behalf.
He gave these guys bursts dirty as an added assurance of his power, and you know what? They still didn’t trust him. They still didn’t trust him. So, guys, I want you to be encouraged here as man. I get it guys. We want to do it on her. We want to figure it out by our power BI our strength, our way, our time, that’s wrong all the time.
God is waiting for us to deny ourselves and to seek his way, but we have to deny ourselves to seek his way. We can’t, we can’t just keep thinking, you know what? We’re going to be able to do it on our own. I got this, you know, I got this. He goes before us. He goes before us. He’s biting it. Doesn’t say, sit in.
He’s actually fighting. That should get you so fired up guys. You just ready to go out and just run through a wall. This is something you need to remember. God is, you know, we don’t worship a dead God. Our God is live. He’s active. He’s everywhere. He he’s all knowing all powerful and he loves you. And if you’re a, if you’re a Christian, you are.
You are a poor of his chosen people. You have the power within you right now with the holy spirit to overcome a world, but you have to tap into it. I want you to be encouraged, have hope, seek his will, that all that you do. And remember God is fighting on your behalf on your behalf. Have some hope. Yeah. I need you to have hope.
Now this Wednesday, we’ll be talking about hope. Are we talking about a great book, a wonderful author. He’s going to be unpacking some topics that guys get deep. We’re going to be talking about mental health and it has some different areas that impact our lives. And ultimately, I want you to have hope.
And there’s this question for you guys? Do you believe there is always hope? Do you believe it? I mean, do you believe this. That your Lord, your God, who goes before you will have self fight on your behalf. Do you actually believe that guys, if you have any questions, you’re in the right place, we’re here to help you.
We’re here. We’re here to serve you. They give you encouragement to give you ideas, to help you in your walk gas. That’s what it’s all about. So I want you to come back, check out the meat episode on Wednesday. We dig in deep. It’s going to be a powerful conversation. That’s going to help you and your. Now, if you’re joining us stuff, guys, again, you know, I’m gonna ask you, share it with someone.
The only way that we’re going to get in the line with us out there and to keep growing is that you guys have to take action. You know, I’m not great at social media. I’m actually pretty terrible, but you know what? Who’s better than all that stuff. God, he’s got the algorithms way more than anybody. Then I need to worry about how to figure out how to get this stuff out there.
I know he’s going to do good work, but he’s going to do great work. Through you guys. So I’m asking you lean and share with people. Go to go to the website in line with Nan data, check out the Bible study, check out the lion, stand, check out the blogs. I’ve tried to write some blogs that get out there to encourage you guys give us a rating, write a review, all those things.
I know I sound like a broken record. They do matter. They make an impact. So guys remember Deuteronomy one 30, the Lord, your God, who always goes before. We’ll have self bite on your bath. I pray you find that encouraging this week, opera, you have a great week guys that you’re out there that you’re, that you’re doing the things that God wants you to do, that you’re living in a course of his will and that you feel encouraged and strong and motivated and moving forward.
And at this spiritual kickoff did just debt a kicked you off. So I want, she has some fun be encouraged, go out Ali. The lion within.
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