We’ve been talking about how God can use simple people to do great things for Him.
But, it seems like there is so much bad stuff going on. Persecution and suffering around the world seem like a flood. It feels like the enemy is in overdrive to bring as much evil and heartache to the world. You feel it too, right?
We must remind ourselves, however, of Isaiah 59:19….
When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God will lift up a standard against it.
God promises that when the enemy floods our lives that He will lift up a standard against the flood.
What’s the standard? The standard is an opposing force that will stop the flood.
Who is the standard? Jesus Christ is the standard. God is promising that He will lift up Christ in the midst of this overwhelming flood from the enemy.
But How is God going to lift this standard of Christ? Through us. The Body of Christ. His Body- The Church. We are the ones who God will use to facilitate, administer, and activate the standard in the midst of the flood.
God will use us to bring Christ to the world to stop this flood of evil.
But we aren’t going to infiltrate by marching in a parade wearing offensive hats?!? We aren’t going to be bossy, mean, demanding, or demeaning .
How are we going to do this? Only like godly women can!
Just like the Women of Courage from the Bible, we will lift this Standard with wisdom, love, the peace and joy of God, not by might or power but by His Spirit (Zechariah 4:6) We will lift this standard against the enemy’s flood when we……
birth babies like midwives when Pharaoh tells us not to
when put that baby in a boat and send him down the river like Jochebed
when we become queen like Esther influencing the heart of the king from within the castle
when we plead on our husbands behalf like Abigail
when we submit to the angel bearing the Good News like Mary
when we tell those around us ‘I’ve just seen Jesus’ like Mary Magdalene’!
We will lift the Standard of Christ when we teach children to read and speak, advocate for abused and neglected children, support people with disabilities, meet the needs of the sick and elderly, raise your children and grandchildren, care for your parents or spouse, teach SS, or lead VBS or make meals or work in the nursery……the list goes on and on….
We are going to love, encourage, speak truth, share joy and peace. We are going to be Salt and make people thirsty for the Gospel, and we’re going to be Light and shine the Glory of God in dark places for the glory of His name!!!
That’s how we will be Women of Courage to lift up the standard of Christ when the enemy comes in like a flood to hurt God’s people.
The enemy may see it as small, but God sees our service as big, bold, mighty acts. When you are a Women of Courage like this, you are Big Giants of the Faith. God wants to use YOU to stop the evil flood in this world!