THURSDAY, JULY 8
The LORD who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” Saul finally consented. “All right, go ahead,” he said. “And may the LORD be with you!”
1 Samuel 17:37 (NLT2)
WINNING MY BATTLES: KNOW THAT GOD IS WITH ME
A young lady once went to Will Rogers for counseling and said, “Mr. Rogers, what can I do about pride? Every time I look in the mirror, I think I’m beautiful.” Will Rogers replied, “Honey, that’s not pride, that’s a mistake!”
When David looked in the mirror he saw God beside him and that was no mistake. David wasn’t prideful. He knew it was God who had given him victories of the lion and the bear and it was God who would give him a victory over Goliath.
It’s a mistake when we forget that God has promised to never leave or forsake all Christians. He is always with us. The problem of forgetting God is a frequent theme in the Old Testament. Moses warned Israel (Dt. 6:12), after they got into the land, “then watch yourself, that you do not forget the Lord who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” What have you seen recently when you’ve looked into the mirror spiritually? Have you forgotten that God is with you?
Take some time to reflect on memories of God working in your life. Praise Him for those memories.