“Battle Ground, Holy Ground”
Battle Ground, Holy Ground
Written by Paige Junaeus
Psalm 27:1-3 (NIV)
(v1) The Lord is my Light and my salvation-whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my Life-of whom shall I be afraid?
(v2) When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
(v3) Though an army besieges me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.
David was a man after God’s own heart. He understood how important it was to have the Presence of God with him. He won many battles as King over Israel, and each one of them he gave God the honor. He also experienced many challenges and personal failure in his own life. At one point the scriptures describe how he cried out to God in prayer, “Take not thy Holy Spirit from me.” The psalm goes on to describe that life can go from bad to worse, each battle stronger then the last. However, in our battles there is still hope in Christ. The psalmist continues, “even then will I be confident” and ‘not give up’. Why, because He is my Light and my Savior! It’s a daily decision in our hearts that causes us to be stead fast, walking in the grace that only He can and will provide day by day. His Presence through Christ is with you, you can be sure of that!
Several years ago I was facing personal battles. I could not see any way out. I finally retreated to prayer. I began to Practice His Presence in worship and prayer, using Psalm 27 as my compass, learning how to go from the battle grounds of life to the Holy Ground of God. A supernatural confidence arose in me and the battle was subdued in my heart before the actual battle ended – and it did!
In the Holy Ground He will guide you, open up your sight, and give you confidence and rest. He will prepare you for the battle grounds of life, teaching you His ways step by step. David’s life was one of passion and courage. Take courage in His salvation.
I come before you Lord as a student in the midst of the battle. I need you as my truest source; therefore I bow in worship and humility. As I hear the enemy’s voice and plans, I am afraid, until you are my salvation; therefore I wait in your presence until the rise of my fear becomes confident in you, my God. Once fortified, I move ahead, in faith, believing that your power will be set upon the battle field from on high, and that truth and justice shall prevail.