Feed Your Faith
Posted: November 09, 2016
Sometimes, you’ve got to feed your faith.
Now what exactly does that mean, you ask?
No, it doesn't mean to give your faith pizza and a Slurpee (although sometimes that's pretty enticing).
Let's look at 2 Chronicles 20 to explain. King Jehoshaphat of Judah had some enemies coming to attack him. God had told King Jehoshaphat through the prophet Jahaziel basically not to worry about it because the battle was God’s, and that he should go out and face his enemies, because the Lord would be with him.
Now it’s one thing to hear that prophesy, but it’s another thing to actually go out to battle the next day and literally face the armies (complete with horses, chariots, swords and other weapons) that had come to attack him. That kind of follow through would take a lot of faith!
So what does Jehoshaphat do? He decides to feed his faith.
How? By appointing men to go out ahead of the army and sing praises to the Lord as they are going into battle!
And sure enough, as they began to sing praises to the Lord, they began to defeat their enemies!
It’s time for you to start feeding your faith in the battles you’re facing in life. Whether it’s through singing praises or speaking scripture, feed your faith with the the truth of God’s word and watch the Lord give you victory!
"After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying, 'Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.' As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated."
- 2 Chronicles 20:21-22 NIV
Lord, you are awesome and mighty in power! Help me to feed my faith through scripture and praise, speaking out truth regardless of my circumstances. In Jesus’ name, amen.