I heard a growl and a great commotion coming from my backyard this morning. Thinking that there was an intruder back there, I ran to the door, only to witness Mocha, my 50 pound Lab being cornered and bullied by Daisy, my Maltese. I stood for several minutes watching as Mocha ran away, hid and cowered behind trees, taking a few tentative steps, only to be pushed back as Daisy, all six pounds of her, charged towards her target.
It’s so obvious to everyone except for Mocha that she, with one swipe or a wag of her thick tail, can knock Daisy senseless….and still Mocha runs, hides and tip toes around her. Daisy is running it!
And that, friends, is a picture of the believer who does not know the power of God in them. Always running, hiding and cowering as the enemy lashes out and backs them in a corner, pounding away.
One day, Mocha will realize how strong she is, she’ll mature and won’t be so fearful. She will exercise that power and the tables will at last be turned.
Is today that day for you? Make today your “one day.”
“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11