Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Position Yourself

By: Jenifer Metzger

You do not have to fight this battle. Position yourselves,
stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. He is with you,
Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged.
Tomorrow, go out to face them, for the Lord is with you.
2 Chronicles 20:17

When I read the above verse in 2 Chronicles, two words stuck out to me: position yourselves. When we position ourselves correctly, we can see the salvation of the Lord, we can have confidence that He is with us, we don't need to be afraid, and we don't need to be discouraged. All of that if we just position ourselves correctly.

So how can we position ourselves correctly?

Repent of sin. Ask God for forgiveness of your sins. Since we are human and sin daily, we need to repent of our sins daily. Thankfully, God has no limits on His forgiveness. We ask forgiveness, He is faithful and forgives. Does that mean we can go on sinning? Absolutely not. We need to strive to live a holy and sinless life. But God knows we are human and imperfect. He knows we will sin and He is waiting on us to repent.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive
us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9

Read the Bible daily. The Bible is our daily bread, our instruction. We need to read the Word daily and meditate on the words we read.
This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth;
you are to meditate on it day and night so that you may carefully
observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed
in whatever you do.
Joshua 1:8

Pray continually. Prayer is simply talking to our Heavenly Father. Pray in all things and about all things. Pray by giving thanks, pray for others, pray just to worship His great name. We need intentional prayer time, but we can also pray as we go about our day.
Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Seek God. God promises that when we seek Him, we will find Him. The beautiful thing is when we truly find Him, we get this amazing taste and want more of Him, so we seek more.
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13

Obey His commands. God doesn't set boundaries as a way to control us. It's the exact opposite in fact. God loves us so much that He wants the very best for us. He sets loving boundaries just as we do for our children. We need to obey His commands.
This is love: that we walk according to His commands. This is the
command as you have heard it from the beginning: that you walk in love.
2 John 1:6

Forgive others. When we hold onto forgiveness, we are only hurting ourselves. God knows this which is why He calls us to forgive. When we freely forgive, God freely forgives.
Bearing with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has
a grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so
you are also to forgive.
Colossians 3:13

When we do these things, we have placed positioned ourselves to see God. Let's strive to be women who are positioned for God.

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  1. Good thoughts! Sometimes when we're waiting on God to answer, the delay might be due to our needing to attend to one of these things.

    I wrote about the joys and pains of Mother's Day:

  2. I'm pondering paradox this week:

  3. May we not neglect any aspect of positioning ourselves. Each is so vital.

    My post today:

  4. Jennifer, this was such a lovely reminder. As I battle this injury, I keep feeling like my life is not where it is supposed to be. However, maybe it is me that needs to reposition. My blog post this week is about how marriage is not all about you,


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