Its time to face a new year. Are you prepared by now? Have you made your new year's resolutions? Have you put 2010 behind you and made yourself ready to face 2011? (HOW in the world did we get to this, anyway? Weren't we all just worried about Y2K sometime around last Monday? Wow, time flies by sometimes, doesn't it?)
I know that I am ready for this year now, especially after I heard part of this story about King Jehoshaphat:
17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.’”
18 Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the LORD. 19 Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the LORD, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
Did you catch that? He was going into battle-- and you know what his battle position was? Not just standing-- verse 18 points out that Jehoshaphat BOWED DOWN with his face to the ground. And they started worshiping God.
THAT is my battle plan for 2011.
Bow down in worship.
Not worrying my head off.
Not fretting over every.little.thing.under.the.sun.
Not wringing my hands.
Singing songs to the One who is worthy.
Because the battle is the Lord's- He is the only one who can really handle it and WIN, anyway.
This year,2011, I challenge you too, to allow the Lord to fight your battles for you.
Instead of worrying, fighting, planning, failing...
just bow down.
Allow the Lord to fight for you.
That is a sure way to win.