For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You favored them. Psalm 44:3
Everyday people are doing many different things. Most feel that what they are doing is by their own ability and strength. Some will give a little credit to others for their support in accomplishing some tasks, but most think it is their own work. When things occur outside their abilities, then it is often seen as good luck.
Some of the sons of Korah are remembering what God has done for the Israelites. They remember that they did not gain possession of the land or save themselves by their own abilities, but by the right hand and arm of God because of His favor.
When someone does something it is easy to think that it is done by one’s own power, strength or ability. Very seldom can one physically see someone or something else making the action possible. Mankind believes that they are able to do anything and everything that they want as long as they have the will power, determination and strength to go for it.
Believers can sometimes fall into this same frame of thinking that they did something on their own, forgetting that God has given them the ability or that it was done by His power. God has given the believer His Holy Spirit to give one strength, wisdom and ability to accomplish great things.
Most believers today will never need to take over a physical land, but every believer needs to take back spiritual land: the hearts of those who are lost, overcoming addictions, overcoming sins, destroying the works of the devil, bringing about healing and salvation of bodies and souls, and much more. These are all done by God’s power and favor.
God has worked in your life to give you strength and abilities not your own. He will work through you to accomplish His mission here on this earth.
Do not let personal pride get in the way and think that the things you have done was by your own abilities. Give God the praise and glory for what He has done in and through you. Everything done is by His powerful arm and favor, not yourself.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s hand at work in your life; that you will see God’s favor upon your life; and that you will know God’s power working through you to take back the spiritual lands around you.
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