Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, be strong in the LORD and in the strength of HIS might!”
When the KING moves!
Resigning is different than resting. Any game such as Chess, well consider…where instead of just guessing where might one next move, we boldly step forward…until statuesque.
Then! Even though Ridicule follows from those faithless plus “surface-depth” Christians; Stand fast, yea steadfastly entrenched in CHRIST’s footprints! Choose HIM from the very beginning… to last!
Once settled on GOD’s firm foundation,HIS forever established supporting; shall the KING of the universe living within grant our REST…as HE moves us through Victory!
As HIServant reminded to praise HIM endlessly for our eternal rest,
Devotional: 1 Corinthians 6:14 “And GOD raised the LORD and will also raise (move) us up by HIS power!”
Like the game of chess, the most important piece on the board is the King.
Though other pieces have different strengths and the Queen is given the most range; it is the King which is the focus of opponents.
Revelation 19:16 “And on His robe and on HIS thigh HE has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS!”
So, as pawns, we often errantly view our stance as weak…being the “least valuable” on the board.
2 Corinthians 13:4 “For HE was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of GOD. For we also are weak in HIM, but in dealing with you we will live with HIM by the power of GOD!”
So do not forget the power within us which HE put there sovereignly!
Pawns can only move in a FORWARD fashion! So be positive and only LOOK forward through HIS eyes.
Though one may move diagonally as well, it is always forward. Though we have to “sidestep” things or go down different paths, GOD is always, sovereignly moving us forward!!
Though Self, Life and others tell us we’ve stepped back, you and I in center of HIS hands…moving ahead by HIS SPIRIT’s compelling.
There are 8 pawns! 4x as many as the pairings of each Rook, Knight and Bishop. We are the Body moving forward AND! The best thing pawns can do themselves is to STAY connected!
Why???? Consider Luke 11:26 “Then the wicked spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before.”
Thus, just like the game of chess, we are to go out into the field of play and fight the good fight to complete our course and finish our race!
We are to be diligent in study of HIS word and in service to the body… Pressing forward into the darkness to reach the lost on the other side.
Therefore, GO with GOD and press on with our perfect High PRIEST, JESUS! Know that though the world sometimes “captures” your piece, it is temporary and you aren’t “done” nor “removed”! There is NO CHECKMATE of our LORD and KING!
So! We aren’t done till we see HIS face! Hallelujah! Set your own face forward into the fray and remember!
The KING lives, breathes and MOVES; The WORD has spoken the Truth!
The Battle belongs to the LORD, I tell you! The Battle belongs to OUR LORD!
Zephaniah 3:17 “The LORD your GOD is in your midst,The Mighty ONE WHO will save; HE will rejoice over you with gladness; HE will quiet you by HIS love; HE will exult over you with loud singing!
Amen and amen!