Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Display Trophy For His Glory

A Devotional by Mark Kenney

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Psalm 23:5

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.


Psalm 110:2 - The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Look at these verses closely. See the resemblance? Neither time does God promise or even suggest that he will eliminate our enemies. In fact He promises to use us as a display trophy for His Glory right in front of them all. We need to stop fearfully avoiding conflict and troubles. There is never a victory without a battle and we are in a season where the Lord is pressing us to confront for the purpose of victory.

Its taken me a while to get where I am, but I am finally in a place where I can get excited about an enemy. Enemies are God's sign post that divine elevation is about to power you up and above where you are currently. We need to enjoy the tables before our enemies. We need to rule in the midst of our enemies. That means that you need to stop trying to avoid them and instead be yourself around them. Let God bring elevation. When you do that they will usually get intimidated and run away fulfilling Proverbs that says the wicked flee when no one pursues.

Stop fighting against the blessing of God... enjoy your enemies... pray for them... look forward to being around them... it's a critical key of maturity and unlocking your own future.


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