“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.””
Joshua 1:9 NIV
As Pastor Mike Coffee just shared, the most repeated command in the Bible is “do not fear” – we read it repeated to shepherds, to Joshua, to us. The second most repeated command is to “praise the Lord”.
The next two weeks of Daily Battle Orders will address the victories we are to have and lead on the cultural battlefields of our lives. God has commanded us to go expand the kingdom, to not fear and to praise Him. We are not to limit that an to an hour each week, but to go and proclaim that into our work, our banks, our church, at the theater, in our classrooms, from our capitols, and at our table.
Jesus was a laborer, conducted business, paid taxes, taught in the synagogues, interacted with the military and political leaders, surely enjoyed musicians, and broke bread with family and friends. He did this without fear and always praising His Father.
We do this everywhere by praising God, by lifting Him up, having a conscious admiration of all God has done for us. We rejoice that we are never forgotten, and give thanks that He works everything for our good.
Daily Battle Order:
God has commanded us to actively look past (seeing with eyes of the heart) the battles across our culture; and POINT to the victories God has already done, and is going to do in these battles, your battles.
Jesus won victory for you in everything – surely that must roar from your mouth!!
Spend time today drafting your personal battle cry, the praise that stays on your lips. The next two weeks will help you refine this draft.
“I am royalty.
I was made for war.
Warriors like me were born and strategically designed for the struggle.
Discipline reigns. I want victory!
I cry out to heaven “God be the glory”