BIBLE READING: Deut. 32:12; 2Cor. 12:6-9.
To ride on your high places is to conquer and take possession despite the many challenges that life is full of. A challenge is a difficulty or blockage which requires great effort and determination to overcome. The Christian life is not a bed of roses but is filled with both pleasant and unpleasant situations. Yet as Christians, we believe Jesus has conquered the world and obtained victory for us on the cross.
Paul’s experience in the text described the challenges in his life as “a thorn in the flesh… a messenger of Satan to buffet me.” (v.7). Despite being a well respected Apostle who was mightily used by God and highly dedicated to the course of God’s kingdom, Paul was not free of challenges. Satan afflicted Paul to discourage him in the service of the kingdom, but Paul’s unshakable faith in God remained steady because he knew the devil’s devices and did not fall prey to them. Satan’s power is limited and his operations have an expiration date.
For us to ride on our high places, we are not to yield to challenges that make us doubt the goodness of God. We must know that God is in control, maintain our faith, trust in God and be resolute in our commitment to Him. God’s grace is sufficient for you as you fix your eyes on Him. Listen carefully to His voice to guide, lead and show you the way. “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” (Ps. 20:7).
- Thank you Lord for your sustainable grace till now; which is more than enough to keep me through my life’s journey.
- In the name of the Jesus, I destroy every affliction that Satan may want to use to discourage me in the service of the kingdom.
- O Lord, strengthen me in the inner man by your Spirit to pray to breakthrough.
- Help me Heavenly Father to maintain my faith and trust in you and be resolute in my commitment to You; and to always know that You are in control of my life.
- I receive fresh grace to overcome whatever challenges that may want to hinder my ride on high places.
- Dear Father, cause me to hear your voice in the midst of storms and difficulties of life.
- I bind every spirit of fear, and I receive the Spirit of love, power and sound mind to fulfill God’s purpose and ride on my high places in Jesus’ name.
- I move to my mountain top, and no more beneath in Jesus’ name.
- Paul overcame the thorn in his flesh and finished strong, I will overcome whatever challenges that may want to cross my way and fulfill destiny in the mighty name of Jesus.