Fight the Battle On Your Knees
Hey, friends. I'm coming to you from the USS Alabama. Since you're reading this, you're going to have to visualize it. The USS Alabama is an old warship from World War II, and it is ginormous. Beth and I are visiting and touring this thing, and we just went through the warship, down a few levels. We saw big, old pieces of ammunition and guns.
You walk through this thing, and you think about these kids that were fighting this battle. Literally kids that were fighting battles. You and I, as parents, as husbands, as wives, as grandparents, as pastors, as ministry leaders, we are fighting battles every day. The battles that we fight, Ephesians tells us, aren't battles against flesh and blood, but they are spiritual battles.
One of the best ways you fight a spiritual battle is on your knees. If any of you went to the movies two or three years ago, you remember the movie War Room? In War Room, we were reminded that the greatest battles we fight are on our knees. You don't have to go to the movie theater to be reminded of that truth. It is all throughout the pages of scripture that you are reminded to fight your battles on your knees. How did Daniel face that den of lions? He faced it on his knees. How did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego face the fiery furnace? They faced it on their knees. They knew God was with them.=
We see this in the pages of the Old Testament; we see it through the pages of the New Testament, and then remind you where you are today in 2019. Not to forget to fight your battles on your knees.
So make much of prayer. Pray, friends. Listen, you don't have to pray for hours and hours at a time. Find little moments of opportunity to pray, to lift your heart before the Lord. To pray for those burdens, to pray for those needs, and to pray for those challenges. Your greatest battles aren't fought on a battleship like this; they are fought on your knees.
Your #1 fan,