It's day 17 of 21 Days of Prayer. During a military battle, supplies have to be replenished and the troops have to be refreshed to make sure they are strong to the finish. The purpose of replenishing and refreshing is to fortify the troops with strength, defensive works, and power to resist attacks.
It's time to FORTIFY!
It's time to surround ourselves with a wall of strength to offset attacks. There's a story about David who stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, a place that had been fortified against attacks. David remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph and King Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand (I Samuel 23:14). Our enemy may seek us but will not be able to touch us when we are fortified by the virtues of God. You may ask, how do I fortify myself? The Holy Spirit has revealed David's strategy.
FORM HABITS OF DEVOTION
David fortified himself in three ways. One, David protected himself by forming habits of devotion. Communing with God was a daily habit for him. We are to form habits of communing with God in private and in public worship.
SERVICE YOUR SOUL
Two, David protected himself by servicing his soul with moral and spiritual integrity. Just like we service our automobiles, we must service our souls with spiritual fruit and the love of God (moral and spiritual character) on a daily basis.
MAINTAIN AN ATTITUDE OF HUMILITY
Finally, David maintained an attitude of humility. An attitude of humility says I am weak in my own strength; therefore, I rely on the power and strength of God. It means we have a total dependence on God. When attacks come, we fortify ourselves by letting the mind go toward the one who is worthy of the highest praise; the one who provides spiritual fortification.
Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit I ask you to fortify me as I continue to form habits of devotion. Fortify me as I continue to service my soul on a daily basis. Fortify me as I maintain an attitude of humility. Fortify me with the strength to continue this 21 Days of Prayer and beyond. As I humbly devote myself to you, refresh me and give me power to resist attacks, in the name of Jesus, amen!
~Inspiring hope and seasoning faith, Dr. Regina Daigre
Dr. Regina M. Daigre, Blog Editorial Director