For about a week, God has been repeating the term “sleeping giants” to me. I know He’s speaking of His spiritual warriors and not the “giants of the land”—a term referring to evil strongholds of any given area (Joshua 17:15). As Christians, we are the true giants.
I believe that God is rousing His warriors to higher levels of awareness and discernment. This awakening comes in the midst of difficult personal trials. When we turn to God in our times of pain and battle, casting every care and every fear upon Him, He always responds with love and truth.
During the toughest times, God gives us new alertness to His presence. Just a brief glimpse of Jesus’ heart will boost our confidence in Him and thereby quicken our progress. A small foretaste of His beauty and power is deeply energizing.
Warriors, it's time for us to arise! As the Lord increases our wakefulness, let us obey the clarity of His voice! Let's mo...
Christians are called to speak creative words of life into our personal domains. We should always be voicing positive, uplifting words over our family, friends, associates, church, town, state, country, and even distant lands as inspired by the Spirit. (Corrective words are okay if directed by God and spoken in love.)
To consistently speak negative, critical words is contrary to God’s will. Those who insist on spewing their harsh judgments are in rebellion, and scripture calls this witchcraft. Refusing to speak life by giving someone the silent treatment is also rebellion and therefore witchcraft.
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry - 1 Samuel 15:23 NKJV.
We are made in the image of God, and we should behave as such. In my experience, the Lord has been my biggest fan—my most devoted cheerleader. He has put in my heart the desire to encourage others, just as He's done for me....