Google+ 02/26/14 So, Go Ahead and Ask!

Psalm 143:11-12

 

For the glory of your name, O Lord, preserve my life.
    Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress.
In your unfailing love,

Silence all my enemies and destroy all my foes, for I am your servant

 

In part fifteen of our eighteen-part devotion series entitled, "Sharing God's Love!" King David has some very practical advice for all of us.  If we have declared our allegiance to Jesus, we are under attack by Satan.  This is a given fact for all Christians who evangelize and disciple each day of their lives.  What amazes me as a pastor is how surprised we Christians are when the battle wages in front of us.  The world is God's enemy.  Hence, the world will attack each of us as brutally as they did Jesus.  As I have mentioned before, this will always be in an area of our lives that means the most to us.  Satan will never tempt us with something we don't enjoy or favor.  Satan will most often attack families through family members.  If spending money foolishly is our vice, Satan will play on that and make us throw good money after bad.  Sometimes we need to do exactly what David did in our psalm today.  We need to stop and cry out to God.  What we say to Him really matters, as does how often we say it.  Notice that David asks God to save his life for the glory of God, not for David.    He has learned that God is always faithful, especially in times of great despair.  It is at this point that David asks what all of us are thinking, but afraid to ask.  David wants God to silence all of his enemies.  David wants them destroyed and he proclaims his servant-hood to God once again.  So, is it okay to ask God to do this?  Can God do this?  Yes it is okay and God is able!  When we think we are at the end of our ropes, do what David did.  In the privacy of our "prayer closet," let's cry out to God and ask Him to silence our enemies.  Let's pledge our allegiance to the Lamb, once again.  Let's sign up for another military tour in God's army.  We need help to accomplish this.  "So, Go Ahead and Ask!"