My Dad is here for Christmas which is very exciting because we didn’t think it would truly happen this year. My boys were elated to wake up and see that Grandpa was here for the holidays. They love all their Grandparents so much, as do I.
I sit here listening to my boys and their Grandpa yelling out F2, G4, F4, and other points. They are playing Battleship. Oh how sweet it feels to sink your opponent’s battleship!
Isn’t our life at times like playing battleship with the enemy? The Bible gives us the directions on how to ‘play the game’ and there will be those who don’t need the directions and would rather wing it, and there will be those who memorize every word and try follow it exactly. Honestly, there have been times when I think I’m just gonna wing it. I think I know how this works and I think I know what to do. There are other times when I know I cannot go one more step without God’s word to guide me. You would think I would learn that I am truly nothing without God!
One of the problems with this is that at times we feel the enemy is actually giving us a break, so we put away the directions and begin to relax. We go days without getting into the word, and those days begin to turn into weeks and months. The enemy is not giving us a break! He has found what he needs to do to get you off balance. You see, the word not only gives us direction and guidelines, it gives us encouragement; it gives us hope; it gives us life. We cannot merely turn to God when we are in need of help. We turn to God because we have a relationship with Him. We have accepted Him as our Lord and Savior and we want to spend time with Him.
Don’t let the enemy sink all your battleships in one single move. Keep your focus on God and stay in His word at all times. We need to keep sharp and focused. We need to literally breathe His word into our lives.
Ephesians 6:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
So how do we increase our faith??
Romans 10:17 New King James Version (NKJV)
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Keep in His word and your faith will grow. It is not you and I against the enemy, we have God on our side, and God has already won the battle!