When making preparations for war, the soldier prepares his mind to recall the training he has endured.
He prepared his body through physical training, resting and eating properly the days leading up to the battle.
He prepared his weapons, ensuring that they are functioning properly and ready for use.
His group is prepared through meetings to discuss tactics, logistics and alternative routes- in case the original plans fail.
We too must prepare ourselves. Life is a daily battle. There are daily battles to fight, and there are always victories to be won.
It is no longer enough to wake up, give a mediocre word of thanks and a mediocre review of the “scripture of the day” that is sent to us through the Bible App on our mobile phones.
Before our feet touch the floor, the enemy has already put together his plan of attack. While you were asleep, he orchestrated a plan to divert your focus from the Lord.
War requires training:
- Practice using your gear (speak the word).
- Pray without quitting.
- Study your war plan (the word of God).
- Put on your armor.
And rest in victory. You’re confident that you’ll win because first, you trained and secondly, the Commander in Chief has never lost a battle.
“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.” Proverbs 21:31 NLT