Thursday, October 29, 2015

God's Battle

While I was with my dear friend while she was in labor, there was a moment that changed the rest of the day.  She was standing up during a contraction and she started to faint.  Her husband tried to hold her up but she was crumbling, so he gently set her down. 

After that moment, it was hard for her to come back and finish the "battle".  Eventually, she had to be transferred to the nearest hospital and, within 30 minutes of arriving there, her sweet baby was born. 

Later on I was discussing this moment with her midwife.  We were reflecting on the birth and the midwife pointed out that she had many factors against her.  My friend had not slept since she started having active labor at midnight. She had not eaten anything other then a few bites AND She was exhausted from her labor of 12 hours.  She had no strength left. 

You can't drive a car if there is no gas. 

I shared this moment with you because this is a HUGE lesson to us as Christians. 

We have to be rested up for our daily fight. We must get the rest we need and the fuel we need. 

This fuel and rest comes through our prayer and dwelling in the Word. 
We must have a daily walk with God. Our ONLY power comes from God.

We will have battles, we will have to push through our trials, but on what strength will we depend?

The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. - Exodus 14:14

Psalms 28:7 -The LORD [is] my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

My sweet friend, you have to have the power of God on your life, because one day you will have a "life-contraction" that you can't handle.  It will only be the grace of God and His power on your life that holds you up.

Ps. 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. - Rejoicing in the Present

1 comment:

  1. So thoughtful... your sweetness radiates from your writing. Love you.