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Overcome the hills!

Verse for Today: Thursday, October 27, 2011

Habakkuk 3:19 – The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights.

Climbing hills like a deer needs special strength and skills for man. God wants His children to climb and overcome the hills of hindrances. He knows that we do not have the skills and capacity to climb these hills and so He gives us His strength. He wants to equip us to climb swiftly like a deer. What we cannot do in our natural abilities is made possible when He equips us. In His strength we can climb any hill and overcome it. What education cannot give us is given to us by Him thorough His wisdom. If we cannot speak eloquently, He can make us speak with His power which will hit human hearts hard. When we are poor in writing, He will enable us to write for His glory. He will strengthen us to overcome the hills of discouragement through the hope that He plants in our hearts. When He equips us, we can come out of our prison cells of loneliness and hopelessness. The pages of the Bible are full of people who are equipped by the Lord to do what He envisaged and planned for them for His glory. He made kings out of shepherds. He made a sling shot do what swords could not accomplish. He took fearful people like Gideon to defeated large and mighty armies. He made His children eat pulses and become comelier than those who ate the rich food of the royals. The Lord made the lame to leap and the blind to see. He made wine out of water. He multiplied a few bread into a feast for a few thousands. He made His children to reach higher echelons of spiritual life when they walked with Him. He even made friendship with His children and shared His secrets with them. The Lord wants to do the same in our lives today if we are willing to be equipped by Him with His strength so that we can scale the higher mountains of spiritual experience.

Dear friend, are you backing out of the heights that you find in front of you because of lack of confidence? Are you afraid of the huge mountains of hindrances that stand erect in front of you? You can scale these mountains in and through the strength the Lord wants to impart on you. He wants to equip you with the necessary spiritual skills to handle the hindrances and to overcome them. He gives us the skills and strength to keep climbing higher peaks of spiritual experience like Caleb of old. He wants to strike friendship with you as in the case of Abraham who came a long way from being an unknown sojourner of the Chaldean city of Ur to be a Friend of God. He wants to equip you to overcome the powerful hills of kings and queens as in the case of Prophet Elijah. The Lord will enable us to overcome hindrances even today if we are willing and ready to take Him at His Word and solely depend on Him. He will equip us with His Spirit and His Word to become skillful to overcome the hindrances which stand on our way to accomplishing what God wants us for Him here in this world. In His power, we can command the mountains to be removed from being a hindrance or climb and overcome it swiftly. We are challenged today to attempt to handle these mountains by faith and total dependence on the power of the Lord. If we cast our net at His Word, we will certainly climb the hills and overcome heights for His glory.

Joshua 14:12 – Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but the Lord helping me, I will drive them out just as He said.

Thought for Today
Only with the power and strength of the Lord can we overcome mountainous hindrances on our way and scale spiritual heights.

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