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  • January 22, 2019
Mark Batterson – “Draw the Circle – the 40 Day Prayer Challenge”
Day #15
*  Contend for me My God and Lord,
Psalm 35:23
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God loves it when we fight for Him. But God loves it even more when we let Him fight for us! How do we do that? When we hit our knees, God extends His mighty right hand on our behalf. When we pray, He fights our battles for us. So, keep fighting the good fight, but let God fight for you.
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I love the Hebrew word translated “contend” in these verses. It refers to both physical combat and verbal combat. In terms of physical combat, God is like the mother grizzly that protects her cubs. In terms of verbal combat, God is like the defense attorney that pleads our case, pleads our cause. When our backs are against the wall, God has our backs.
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So, I determined a few years ago that I wasn’t going to defend myself against any and every criticism that comes my way. Life is too short, and the mission is too important. And I’m called to play offense, not defense. God is my defender and I believe He is contending for me if my cause is just and my heart is right.
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And you can live with holy confidence, knowing that when God is contending for your cause, your cause is destined to succeed. This doesn’t mean there won’t be setbacks and sacrifices along the way, it just means the war has already been won.
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Share what it means for you to have God fight your battles instead of taking them on yourself. January 22, 2019 Mark Batterson – “Draw the Circle – the 40 Day Prayer Challenge” Day #15 *  Contend for me My God and Lord, Psalm 35:23 * God loves it when we fight for Him. But God loves it even more when we let Him fight for us! How do we do that? When we hit our knees, God extends His mighty right hand on our behalf. When we pray, He fights our battles for us. So, keep fighting the good fight, but let God fight for you. * I love the Hebrew word translated “contend” in these verses. It refers to both physical combat and verbal combat. In terms of physical combat, God is like the mother grizzly that protects her cubs. In terms of verbal combat, God is like the defense attorney that pleads our case, pleads our cause. When our backs are against the wall, God has our backs. * So, I determined a few years ago that I wasn’t going to defend myself against any and every criticism that comes my way. Life is too short, and the mission is too important. And I’m called to play offense, not defense. God is my defender and I believe He is contending for me if my cause is just and my heart is right. * And you can live with holy confidence, knowing that when God is contending for your cause, your cause is destined to succeed. This doesn’t mean there won’t be setbacks and sacrifices along the way, it just means the war has already been won. * Share what it means for you to have God fight your battles instead of taking them on yourself.
  • January 22, 2019 Mark Batterson – “Draw the Circle – the 40 Day Prayer Challenge” Day #15 *  Contend for me My God and Lord, Psalm 35:23 * God loves it when we fight for Him. But God loves it even more when we let Him fight for us! How do we do that? When we hit our knees, God extends His mighty right hand on our behalf. When we pray, He fights our battles for us. So, keep fighting the good fight, but let God fight for you. * I love the Hebrew word translated “contend” in these verses. It refers to both physical combat and verbal combat. In terms of physical combat, God is like the mother grizzly that protects her cubs. In terms of verbal combat, God is like the defense attorney that pleads our case, pleads our cause. When our backs are against the wall, God has our backs. * So, I determined a few years ago that I wasn’t going to defend myself against any and every criticism that comes my way. Life is too short, and the mission is too important. And I’m called to play offense, not defense. God is my defender and I believe He is contending for me if my cause is just and my heart is right. * And you can live with holy confidence, knowing that when God is contending for your cause, your cause is destined to succeed. This doesn’t mean there won’t be setbacks and sacrifices along the way, it just means the war has already been won. * Share what it means for you to have God fight your battles instead of taking them on yourself.
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