He will fight…
I’m so glad you joined me on Be Very Well Fed! Today is Fix-It Friday! We will focus on a verse from Deuteronomy, and then turn our attention to a scrumptious recipe, chosen in honor of my younger son’s birthday today!
Have you ever thought about our target verse, Deuteronomy 1:30?
I mean really thought about it.
“The Lord your God will fight for you” (Deuteronomy 1:30). The Creator God (Elohim), the Most High God (El Elyon), the Lord is Peace (Jehovah Shalom), the All-Sufficient One (El Shaddai), the Lord my Shepherd (Jehovah Raah), the Lord Will Provide (Jehovah Jireh), the Lord is There (Jehovah Shammah), the Lord Who Heals (Jehovah Rapha). All of these characteristics and soooo many more make up the God of our verse.
And we have the audacity to think that God doesn’t need to deal with our problems, can’t handle our trials, isn’t interested in our day-to-day.
My friend, I do not know what this life is currently handing you. Perhaps you are experiencing great joy. Maybe you are in a time of sadness. Trials could be your day-to day. Whatever life shows you, our God is with you. He stands before you, beside you, behind you. He will fight for you, if you let Him.
We humans think we are the greatest things–and that we don’t need help in our battles. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are not super-human, super-powerful, super-knowing, super-super! Sweetheart, we need help in everything from finding our keys to finding light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. We can’t fight our daily battles alone and truly be victorious.
Today, I urge you to commit this verse to memory. I also ask you to put these characteristics and subsequent Hebrew words into your memory banks. Many years ago I took a Precept Ministries class on The Names of God (awesome, by the way!), and those names are still in my mind, ready to be called up as needed. That’s how we allow God to fight for us. We call on Him, on the Name of the Lord, on whichever characteristic is fitting–and let Him do the work.
Find rest in our target verse. Your shoulders weren’t made to carry the load you have. Your life wasn’t created to bear the burdens you do. Give them to God. Stop fighting in your own strength. Let God be God. You need help, we all need help. It’s time. Ask God to lift the load, to carry your burdens. He is able. Have courage and let go.
After you have spent time in prayer and in release, how about dinner? I know for some of you, cooking is a burden. It doesn’t have to be, my friend. Take this recipe, for example. Creamy Chicken Quesadillas from Campbell’s Soup Recipes, is a great addition to your meal rotation. It doesn’t take long, and is a big hit with the family. Serve with, you guessed it, some fresh fruit. Quick, easy, satisfying…what more could you ask for in a dinner?
Have an awesome weekend and I’ll see you here on Tuesday!