blessings of job ~
God of Power
Job is the redemptive gift of giver. Here is a blessing for us all taken from the teaching album, Blessings of Job. (outrageously good)
Spirit, I challenge you to challenge the tide of lies that come from inside and outside you. God uses the word remember repeatedly in scripture commanding men to spend some time remembering what he has done and how he has done it.
Rehearsing and reciting and refreshing their mind with everything that he is capable of, everything that God has shown himself capable of doing in history. And so today, as you are up to your armpits in powerlessness as you either watch God either unwilling, but not unable to intervene in your situation, as you experience the powerlessness of pledging your allegiance to a God who has infinite power, who is choosing not to rescue you from what may even be a life and death situation.
In that context, I challenge you, Spirit, to resist the lies of the enemy by choosing to focus on every area where God has been faithful to you. It is perfectly ok to say, I don’t understand why he is not intervening. It is perfectly ok to say, I would never have written the script this way, I don’t like how this is turning out at all. But it is not even remotely acceptable to say, God can’t.
And so against every form of that lie which the devil would seek to intrude in your being, it is your job Spirit to step to the front, to take control of the thinking processes of a mind that is being battered every which way, and to choose to rehearse the intervention of God. Scripture is full of it, church history is full of it; your life is full of it. For every man who has been martyred for their faith, there are others that have been rescued. And we cannot explain nor justify why God allows one to die and causes another to live. Why he caused Stephen to die, and yet he rescued Peter and Paul on multiplied of occasions from dying.
We can’t understand that but we can look at it and say, even though God appears to not be intervening, it is not because he can’t! And therefore, we celebrate vigorously everything God has done in our life. All those moments he has intervened, all of the ways he has intervened and we call it good.
So I bless you, Spirit, with engaging in that discipline this day, in the very face of your powerlessness, defiantly saying, I don’t know if God will intervene the way I want him to, but I absolutely know that my God can, that he has unlimited dominion and here is a thousand different colors of his power expressed in my life.
I bless you Spirit with taking the high ground, and justifying God, defending his nature in the face of a lying enemy who would suggest something other than the truth. I bless you with remembering and celebrating the power and intervention of your God this day in the face of your powerlessness.