The Lord is my shepard, I lack nothing.
From Kenny Luck Ministry’s daily devotional;
Here’s the deal fellows, you may not be deployed in Bagdad or Kabul or be placed along the Korean DMV but make no mistake, as a man of God, your back is against the wall. Although you may have avoided direct conflict with what’s going on around you in the culture, it’s coming to your porch. Deciding not to decide is not going to be an option anymore. You are going to have to choose your identity, your source of authority, and make a choice between your faith and your popularity.
We have a fight, and as Kenny says, our backs are against the wall. The enemy has us pinned down from every side. There is no getting out of this fight. We have a choice;
– Lay down our arms and surrender.
– Hunker down and fight to the death.
– Take the fight to the enemy.
Many will lay down their arms when the fight gets hard.
Many will decide the best thing is to did a hole and fight to the death, thinking there is no way out.
Few will go full Seal Team Six and take the fight to the enemy.
Of course they don’t do it alone, and neither should we. We need brothers in arms if we are going to surprise the enemy with a tactic they can’t imagine we would use. Our enemy is used to the beaten down, the surrendered, the given up, hunkered down forms of Christianity.
A long time ago a saying went around that I liked;
I want to be the type of Christian who when he gets up and puts us feet on the floor the enemy says, “oh crap, he’s up.”
I have not always been that guy. I have been the surrendered, the beaten, the given up. I strive each day and I have learned that I must actually be the surrendered. But not in the form noted above. No, the fully surrendered to my faith.
The most dangerous man is the one with nothing to lose.
In faith, if I am surrendered I have nothing to lose. My life in Christ is secured and I can face the enemy with force and determination. I can face him as one not surrendered to the battle, but one who will take the battle to him. Knowing that on my own I am nothing, but with my brothers at arms and with Christ as my guide, I can win even against overwhelming odds.