THIS WEEK’S PROJECT
Isaiah 8:18 (KJV) Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me [are] for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
Your family is here to make a difference and a mark in the world God has put you in. We are supposed to be difference makers. For that reason, I’ve got some bad news. The devil doesn’t like you. From time to time to time he will attack you. I don’t say that to put fear in you. But it is a fact. Here is the good news. Jesus defeated the devil. The devil is under your feet. But you do need to be prepared for the attacks when they come.
Back in 1985 we thought Trudi had the flu, but the symptoms got really severe and doctors discovered she had a kidney infection. They put her in the hospital to treat her with antibiotics but her condition continued to worsen. That night the doctor pulled me aside. He told me, “ Mr. Blount, we are treating Trudi with the strongest antibiotic possible, but her condition has turned into kidney poisoning. She is so weak we could lose her in the night.”
I was shocked. How did this escalate so quickly? How did I get here? Fear came at me hard. What if she doesn’t make it? What about my kids? But I knew I couldn’t park here. I needed to act. What did I do? When Jesus encountered satan in the wilderness what did He do? He didn’t panic. He didn’t scream at the devil. He spoke the Word of God. He declared scripture.
I began to speak the Word of God. I had no feelings. In fact the only feeling I had was fear. But I did it anyway. The scripture I went to the most was Psalm 103:3. “The Lord heals all Trudi’s diseases.” I said it over and over. I walked around the room with my hands lifted and said it. I praised God and said it. I would get tired and sit down for a minute, then I would say it again. The hours dragged on. 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 in the morning.
I dozed off in a chair. About 5:30 in the morning I heard this little voice. It was Trudi. She hadn’t spoken for hours. But she said in a faint whisper, “Kenny, can you get me some food. I’m hungry.” The fever had broken and in a few minutes she was sitting up in bed eating. The doctor came by about 8:00 that morning. He was shocked she had come out of it so quickly. There was no medical reason why she did.
It was a miracle. It was the power of the Word. Here is the point. I had learned these scriptures before the test. It is important to put God’s Word in your heart BEFORE the battle so when the battle comes, you are ready.
Be a student of God’s Word. Read it daily, speak it out loud. Put it in your heart so that when trouble comes, you’re ready. You know it.