Have you ever encountered something bigger than you? An obstacle in your way that seems like an unscalable mountain? I seem to be living in a mountain range lately!
I have always been encouraged by Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20. Not one, not two, but three armies had declared war upon Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat’s first response – “he was terrified”. But, he didn’t stay there. What was his response?
- He begged the Lord for Guidance.
- Ordered everyone in Judah to begin fasting.
So, all the people from all the towns in Judah begin to fast and gathered together. Jehoshaphat prayed publicly
- He came together with Judah into the presence of God
- Recounting the greatness of God and His power shown them in the past.
- They cried out to God
- Reminding God of His faithfulness to hear and rescue when His people
AFTER He had remembered WHO God is and WHAT He had done on their behalf during past battles, Jehoshaphat THEN reminded God of their current battle admitting their weakness against their formidable foe. In verse 12 Jehoshaphat says, “I don’t know what to do but my eyes are on You!”
What happened next? God showed up with His strategy. It made no sense in the natural but implemented brought such a great victory not one of the enemy escaped. It took three days to collect the plunder!
I am convinced God is leading us where our faith is without borders, we are looking for His strategy not OURS which often offends the senses. However, His strategies that make no sense in the natural worked very well for our Old Testament friends.
What mountain are you facing today? Are your ready to admit your weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9-10) and seek Him first (Matthew 6:33) and discover the weapons of our warfare that are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds? (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). Are you willing to say with Jehoshaphat, “I don’t know what to do BUT my eyes are on you”, get in God’s presence, remember WHO He is and what He has done, cry out for Him to reveal His strategy? Join me as we seek God’s strategy not ours for His ways are above our ways.