Victory is what you put under your feet
Psalm 18: 36-38
You provide a broad path for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way.
I pursued my enemies and overtook them;
I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
I crushed them so that they could not rise;
they fell beneath my feet.
Many times in pastoral ministry I am conscious of the need to teach people how to fight – spiritually that is! Sometime we just need to exercise authority and put some things under our feet!
I was recently woken up in the middle of the night with a terrible pain in my left ankle and heel. I had only been lying in bed and couldn’t remember twisting my ankle at all. It was so painful that I couldn’t get out of bed and so I started to pray and ask God what was going on. Then I felt God speak to me and say: ‘I have called you to bruise the serpents head with your heel not the other way round…’.
Taking this on board, I realised there was a dark presence in the room so I rebuked the enemy and immediately the pain began to recede. When I woke the next morning I was able to walk with only a lingering ache, but nothing more; which showed me how real the attack had been.
The reality is that because of things that happen to us in this life we can become overwhelmed by our problems. Our mountains seem bigger than our God. Our difficulties bigger than our faith. Our circumstances more overwhelming than our feet under which they are meant to stay…(!)
Maintaing our position
We maintain our position by faith – not by how we feel but by what he has done and what he says about us… Our enemy will always try to make us feel downtrodden because if we lose our authority and the position that we have with Christ then the threat we are to his kingdom is diminished…
So are there some things that you need to put under your feet? Some lies you need to stamp on? Some feelings you need to stand upon? You need to exercise the authority that you have in Christ and put some things under your feet.
This is the second part of a two part series on ‘Trials or Trails’.