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My God is…a warrior Exodus 15:3

Exodus 15:3 – The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.



Moses was grateful


“The Lord is a warrior” these words were written by Moses after God had sent the Egyptian soldiers into the Red Sea. God had just secured the freedom of the Israelites, and you can practically hear Moses being overwhelmed with joy, awe and respect for the Lord.

Definition of WARRIOR

: a man engaged or experienced in warfare; broadly : a person engaged in some struggle or conflict
Is God a pacifist? 
I was just reading something today a friend posted about God being a pacifist. The post pointed
to the Sermon on the mount as evidence of this claim. I don’t know how I feel about that claim, but either way, God is still a warrior. It’s kind of like the phrase “Once a Marine, always a Marine”. God has won the war against the devil by His sacrificing of His Son Jesus. Jesus paid the ultimate price that all warriors know is a possibility. God sent Jesus so that the battle would be won. We would no longer have to be subject to the devil, and we could begin to live our lives full of forgiveness and grace.
God is a warrior
God took on flesh, became a man so that He could overcome the devil’s plots and plans to ruin our chances of spending eternity with God, something the devil had lost already. God showed the Devil that no matter what it took (even the death of His own Son), He was willing to do what was necessary. He fought for us. He fought the devil while being tempted in the desert, He fought the devil on the cross, and because of His bravery and sacrifice we have the hope of overcoming the devil daily in our lives as well as for eternity. We can spend our lives in service to the Lord because the Warrior has won the fight.



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Posted by on July 22, 2013 in My God is a warrior


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My God is…from the ancient days Isaiah 43:12-14

Isaiah 43:12-14  I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and god-crossproclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?

I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior.

I, even I – I looked this up in some commentaries, because I was confused why it said it this way. As you probably guessed, it is like saying “I, yes I”, and is used to make the point more emphatically. Because I have a sort of sarcastic, off-beat mind, I sort of hear it being said with a New York accent – “Yeah, I’m God, that’s me.” In this passage God is trying to make something really clear to us. Apart from Him there is no savior. Why, oh why do I keep trusting in other things over the one with true power? Why do I trust my money to get me out of problems, or friends to pave the way for good things to happen? God, only God can provide all I need.

I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you.

Hello, McFly!!! Sometimes I feel like God is knocking on my head saying, “Come on, how many times have I told you. I am the one who has revealed your need for a Savior. I provided the saving grace you need. I have told you the truth. All those other distractions have nothing to offer. All of those other things you’re wasting your time on are pointless without me. Take me with you on your journey. Lean on me, trust me. I am reliable. Your money, friends and family may come and go. But I am always here for you.” How many times, in how many ways has the Lord told me I can only find true salvation and grace through Him. Everything else is futile.

You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God. 

There are so many things the Lord has done in my life, and so many He’s done in your life as well. Those things that He has helped us through, along with scripture and the Holy Spirit bear witness to Him in our lives. It is always good to turn to these things when we’re filled with doubt. Remembering the times you could clearly see His hand in your life. If you’ve never seen His work in your life, don’t despair, you can still find the evidence you need in Scripture, and you can pray to have it revealed to you through the Holy Spirit. We are witnesses. Keep your eyes open so you don’t miss the action!

Yes, and from ancient days I am he.

Why does it matter that He has been around forever? Because we know that those who have gone before us, in our families, in scripture and in our churches are also bearing witness to who He is. From days of old He has been the same as He is now. We can see His work in many of our families throughout the years, in some we can see His absence, and that is all the more evidence as to why we need Him in our lives. We see patterns in our families that repeat themselves, and our Father in heaven sees them, but He is the only one we can lean on to help us to change the destructive patterns that appear in almost every family. He has seen the pain, and He offers the solution. He has also seen the blessings, and He knows your family and your struggles from the very beginning. There is no one who knows you better, deeper, stronger than the Lord, and He delights in you. Yes Jill, even you.

When I act, who can reverse it? 

God can fix things completely. Because He knows me better than I know myself, I can trust Him to help make the changes in my life that will allow me to glorify Him more fully. I know that there have been times when I have fought Him on the changes. I pray now that I am able to let Him mold me more fully. I want to be a blessing to those around me, and a reflection of Him to those I know and meet. When God acts, who can reverse it – no one.


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My God is…Answering Jeremiah 33:3

Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not  known.

While he was still shut up in the court of the guard

Jeremiah had the words proclaimed as a revelation to him from God. What a blessing. To hear directly from the Lord. I don’t know that I can say that I have had that experience exactly. Wouldn’t it be great to get clear answers to our prayers? Let’s look at a couple of verses before this passage.

The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the guard: “Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it— the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:1-3

One thing I noticed is that there is a side note just before he tells us the revelation, “while he was still shut up in the court of the guard”. He got the revelation while he was alone and was shut up. Now I know that the scripture probably doesn’t mean he wasn’t allowed to talk, but I think both are needed if we really want to start discerning God’s answers for our lives.

Shut up!

When I was working full-time, I used to get really frustrated. I got tired, irritable and didn’t really want anyone else telling me how to do anything. I never stopped. I would wake up worrying, like my brain had never turned off. When my work situation changed, I found myself with a lot more time on my hands. I could stop and think. I hadn’t done much of that over the past 8 years. I felt rushed from one thing to another, not really doing any of them as well as I could have. God talks to us about stopping what you’re doing. In Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still and know that I am God.” He tells us clearly that we are to be still, like Jeremiah we need to be shut up and  shut up! Do you want to know God? Be still. That’s it!

Call to me and I will answer you

You may here people say this regularly, “It was an answer to prayer.” And isn’t it wonderful when we have unexpected blessings. Sometimes we have been very prayerful, like when we’re praying for the family of someone who has passed or for the healing of someone who is sick, but sometimes we haven’t been prayerful. Sometimes, “It was an answer to prayer” is a lie. Sometimes it’s just a blessing. We didn’t actually call out to God about that problem.

I’m Hungry

My boys have this same problem with me. They say things around me like, “I’m hungry” or “I wish I could play video games.” Do you notice something about these phrases? They’re not jeopardy worthy, that’s for sure. My boys don’t often put things in the form of a question. It’s like their pontificating, not asking for anything. If they asked me, I would surely answer, “have a banana” or “have you already used up your video game time?”, but in general, they don’t ask unless I push them to put it in the form of a question.

I’m lonely

Ok, I like to be around my husband. Sometimes work gets really busy for him or he gets über focused on a hobby and I get lonely. I want some of his attention. Instead of saying, “would you come sit with me?” I say something much more passive aggressive like, “I wish you wanted to sit with me more.” (You have no idea how embarrassing that is to admit. What a brat!). While my husband was in school, he was required to attend counseling so he would know what it was like. We decided to do marriage counseling. After a few meetings, the counselor (a male) said – “Why don’t you just ask him for what you want?” My response, I want him to know what I want before I ask. But that’s not how it works with my husband or God. God wants to be in communication with us. When I talk to my husband and ask him for what I need, when he does it, I know he is showing how much he cares about me. When God answers our prayers, I think we feel the same way.

I will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

If you don’t ask, you’ll never know. I have had a problem I have been wondering how to solve. I have talked about it with friends, my parents, my husband and my boys. I have asked them their opinions and they’ve all had one. Not all of them matching. Truth be told in this situation there are many appropriate options. Guess who I haven’t talked to about it. That’s right, God. In the verse above, God not only promises to answer us, but He goes on to say that He will tell us great and hidden things you haven’t known. That’s amazing. Well since I still don’t know what to do, I’m going to have to ask Him!




Posted by on August 21, 2012 in My God is Answering


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