On My Knees

This is the truth God has been trying to get our family to understand in this season.

As the song says, “I don’t know how, but there’s power, when I’m on my knees”  It not only changes things, more importantly, it changes ME.  No man stands so tall as when he is on his knees – because that is the posture that places God between me and what I am facing.

The posture and complete worship is kneeling.  The posture of prayer – earnest prayer that puts us on the offensive – is kneeling.

When I’m on my knees, I’m in the posture of utter surrender – How in the world can I do battle??? How can I be on the offensive on my knees in surrender???  EXACTLY! I CAN’T!   That’s the point.  But until I’m in total surrender to God, He can’t act on my behalf, He can’t fight the battle for me.  As long as I’m trying to captain the army (be in charge), He can’t take charge.  That is hard for me… I’m a former college QB.  I know how to run an offense for crying out loud – but I am useless trying to Quarterback this game of life.  It is illogical for me to think we can win the game if I stay in the huddle on my knees.  I can fight a fight I can’t see.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Eph 6:12

Jericho’s walls, the Red Sea, Gideon’s killer lamps, Elisha’s Chariots of Fire, Jehoshaphat’s choir.  Joshua, Moses, Gideon, Elisha, & Jehoshaphat all sought God before the battle, and God told them to do things that had nothing to do with how men make war but everything to do with how the battle is won!  They stepped aside, obeyed, and God won the battle without them having to lift a sword.

The Battle is not Ours, but God’s.  The pattern is Ask, Hear, Obey and get outta the way!

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