"He shall say: 'Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. ' "
Yesterday I woke up thinking about brownies. I had to go to King Soopers so it would've been easy to grab a box and whip them up at home. Noah was home because of Martin Luther King Day so I could've used the "Well, it's a holiday" excuse. Justification #1457 It's amazing how I can make every day a holiday. :0)
For some folks, shopping for food is either a chore or a pleasure. For me, and many of you, it is a battle and the aisles with ice cream and cake mixes are battlefields with land mines. But I remembered, I'm not alone. I don't have to go into the grocery store by myself. God not only wants to go with us, but He wants to fight for us.
In Deuteronomy 20: 3-4 the name, the LORD your God, means the LORD my banner. When I go to pick up some food, it helps to acknowledge that I go under His banner with His protection. If I want it. Sometimes, I don't pray simply because I want what I want. Not proud of this. And I know if I take Him up on it, the Lord will fight for me and give me victory. But I have to ask Him, especially when it comes to food.
Try it. If you're tempted in a grocery store, use these words from Deuteronomy. Ask the LORD your God to fight for you. He will give you and I victory - even over brownies!!