Posted on: January 27th, 2016
I’m not a sit-behind-a-desk kind of person. I never have been. The closest time I resemble that kind of person iswhen I’m composing or arranging music. I get an idea for a song and then let it take a little trip through my brain while I walk around, get a Sonic diet coke (easy ice with lime) and “get into my own little world”. When I sit down to input the song, it is practically done.This is much the way I develop a sermon or bible study. As I read and pray, God’s Spirit gives direction and I let it take a little trip through my brain (not a trip through my little brain).
A few weeks ago, God lead me to preach on 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. 3 “We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. 4 We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. 5 We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God…”. The bullet points from the sermon were 1) our world is dangerous and it’s getting worse but this is nothing compared to the unseen wars taking place against us. 2) Human weapons aren’t always successful in our battles but they are utterly powerless against the Devil. 3) God gives us His mighty weapons to “jam up” and defeat all of the enemy’s plans.
The day of the sermon was a powerful day. This “sermon seed” obviously took root in people’s lives and itcontinues to grow. Now, at this point my mind was working ahead on the next sermons and series BUT the “human/Godly weapons” thought keep rolling around in my brain. This is where my short but fantastic epiphany took place.I can’t speak for you but I try to be the “problem solver”. A lot of times it’s good but there are many times that my impatience makes things worse. Using Godly weapons (prayer, faith, patience, hope, peace, love….) takes restraint to keep from “butting-in”. There’s a lot of things we can do other than prayer (I believe THE most powerful weapon), but only after we have prayed. When the Devil comes after you, pray it over to God. Remember, “Since God is for us, who can be against us”.