Fighting God’s Battle
by Drawing Near to God

And he became more and more powerful, because the LORD God Almighty was with him.

2 Samuel 5:10


David became more powerful because the Lord was with Him. Matthew 6:33 reminds us to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. David’s vision and the purpose of his life was to seek the Lord: One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple. (Psalm 27:4) As courageous leaders, our one goal and our whole purpose should be to seek the Lord, to love Him more each day, and to serve Him with our whole heart. We are warriors for God when we pursue Him and actively follow His commands. The wars in which David participated as he led God’s people give us a picture of the spiritual war that we fight as we allow the Lord to grow His kingdom in us. Jesus made it clear that we would need His Holy Spirit when He left the earth. His Spirit would lead us into truth, convict us of error, and give us the power we need to struggle against the opposition. (John 16) Praise God that we are able to be courageous warriors for Christ as His Holy Spirit enables us to fight the good fight! (I Timothy 6:12)

The Lord is always with you fighting your battles. What battle do you face today that you need to remind yourself that it is His to fight? Our greatest weapon of warfare is staying close to Christ, seeking Him daily.

As our life’s purpose becomes intimacy with Christ, we will find ourselves immune to the battles of life. Yes, the struggles of life will still come, but we will see that our God goes before us and fights for our lives.


Heavenly Father,

Help me to be like King David who sought You with all of his heart. David faced many battles, but he always kept You in his line of vision. Thank you for Your promise that the battle belongs to You and help me to remember that my armor is secure when I stay close to You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen



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