Who needs a battle cry when you’ve got a victory chant?

1 Samuel 30:8 and David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?” “Pursue them,” he answered. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue.”

We can all relate to David and his men in 1 Samuel 30.  They arrive home and find that they have been plundered.  All that was theirs has been stolen from them, plundered.  It was senseless, too.  They stole their belongs, their animals, their children and their wives.  Not cool.

They were torn up, angry, and distraught.  It brought them to their knees, to the brink of weakness.  But David found strength in the Lord.  The strength he found wasn’t just adrenaline.  He found peace and hope and renewed confidence.  He asks the Lord, “can we take ‘em?”  God says, “oh yeah, baby!  All that and more!”  So off they march to reclaim all that had been lost with the confidence that victory will soon be at hand.

“Who needs a battle cry when you’ve got a victory chant?!” My friend Aaron Ruff made this statement recently and it has stuck with me.  We get ourselves all worked up about the enemy and his plans to impale us.  But guess what?  Jesus already won.  The victory is ours for the taking.  We don’t need to get all worked up and wonder if we can win.  In Christ, we have already won.  So let’s start singing the victory song – do a little victory dance if you want.  Because now is the time for you to start living a reclaimed life.  Now is the time to go after all that has been stolen from you.  Don’t settle for less.  You serve a big God who has the power to redeem it all… and even more.

2 thoughts on “Who needs a battle cry when you’ve got a victory chant?

  1. Very good point!!! I feel a lot of us live in that shame of the past, the what ifs?? If we could live in the light of the Lord instead I bet we would accomplish a lot more!! I said would because we CAN accomplish anything in Christ, but without us knowing that we will never try.

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