Every moment in every place on earth is a battle zone for Christian believers who mean business for the Lord. The Enemy is at war against us! He’s like a ravenous wolf, looking to devour our joy and godly endeavours. Through a myriad of diabolical ways he stalks our every thought and movement. We can’t appeal to our sensual faculties for help as he operates in the invisible, and he is far too powerful a match for us.
However, our help is close at hand – coming to our aid by merely ‘remembering’ and by taking hold of the essentials of our faith … remembering the goodness and greatness of our God. That’s all we need to do to send Satan packing! He can’t stand our remembering the goodness and greatness of our God … it pains his ears.
In Psalm 103, David paused in life to take time to remember the goodness of God … “Praise the Lord, I tell myself, and never forget the good things He does for me” (v2), and then, in Psalm 104, he took time to remember … “O Lord my God, how great you are!” (v1) …
- You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens (v2b)
- You lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds (v3a)
- You make the clouds your chariots; you ride upon the wings of the wind (v3b)
- You placed the world on its foundation so it would never be moved (v5)
- You clothed the earth with floods of water, water that covered even the mountains (v6)
- You set a firm boundary for the seas, so they would never again cover the earth (v9)
- You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home, and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labour (v13)
- You cause grass to grow for the cattle. You cause plants to grow for people to use (v14)
- You made the moon to mark the seasons and the sun that knows when to set (v19)
Remembering the greatness of the Lord invigorates our faith that we may, like David, stand calm, confident, and victorious in the battle, proclaiming “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath!. May he be pleased by all these thoughts about him (v33, 34 NLT).
As the Lord rejoices in all he has made (v31), may you rejoice each time you remember His greatness. Remember in your many battles: The Creator is greater than the ‘created’ (the Enemy).