Following Our Good Shepherd
Nov 9 – Nov 15
A Successful Warrior
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 11/11//20
David was able to go into battle with confidence because he began his battle in prayer. When we call upon God’s power instead of fearing our circumstances, we are on the path to victory. The more time we spend in prayer and worship of our Savior, the less we will feel afraid.
The only way to be a successful spiritual warrior is to start as a successful worshiper: “Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD” (Psalm 27:6).
When we forget to seek Him on a daily basis, we become easy prey for the enemy. The enemy is always present, ready to trip us up or lure us down the wrong path. This is why Scripture warns us, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
We desperately need God’s guidance to lead us in the right direction. Yet when we neglect our relationship with God, we become insensitive to His voice. We need to remember David’s cry: “My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, LORD, I will seek” (Psalm 27:8).
Prayer: Father, help me always to start my day with prayer and worship. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“But I cry to you for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you” (Psalm 88:13).