1 Samuel 4:5-7
And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all Israel shouted so loudly that the earth shook. Now when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, “What does the sound of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews mean?” Then they understood that the ark of the Lord had come into the camp. So the Philistines were afraid, for they said, “God has come into the camp!” And they said, “Woe to us! For such a thing has never happened before.
Not only did the people of Israel understand the impact of God being in their camp, so did their enemies!
We face battles everyday and Satan our enemy brings many of those battles on just like the Philistines did Israel. Satan knows that if he can keep you from really understanding the impact of having the Almighty, Wonderful God living within you – always in your camp, then he can defeat you. If he can keep you from serving God and seeking Him on a daily basis, he wins. Trust me Satan knows the impact of a Christian fully understanding the power of God in their lives and that is the last thing he wants for you!
It is important to be fully aware of Satan and his attacks that is why we read in Ephesians 6:10-11 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Know your attacker is always waiting but more importantly know that the power of God in your life is so much more exceedingly powerful than anything Satan can bring! God has already won your battles if you will give Him the full rule and reign in your life. When you fully surrender to Him and allow Him access to all areas of your life you will have victory!
God loves you and He wants you to understand and know His amazing power in your life. He created you and He knows every battle you have faced and every battle you will face, He knows your heartaches and your struggles and He wants to show His power in your life so all those around you will know that God is in your camp!
We all have struggles in our lives and mountains in our way and Satan just knows how to pick, pick, pick until we are just exhausted and frustrated to the degree that there isn’t a soul on earth who would know that we have God in our lives if they looked at our faith and actions. Don’t allow that anymore. Press in and lean on God and ask Him to give you a heart and mind for Him that understands and accepts all of His authority and power for your life. God will show up and He will give you strength and victory, trust Him for the fact that the best is truly yet to come if you will just give it all to Him!
“Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.” William Arthur Ward