Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare for war!
Rouse the warriors!
Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
10 Beat your plowshares into swords
and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weakling say,
“I am strong!” - Joel 3:9-10
Yesterday you meditated on how to call on the name of God in your everyday life. Today you finish Joel with a call to battle! In the passage, Jerusalem has been judged, scattered and broken but God wants them to turn their peacetime tools, plowshares and pruning hooks, into weapons of war. He wants them to make a stand, show that they are prepared to fight for their relationship with God, accept Him and be restored!
God is making the same overture to you as well! He wants all of your skills to be aligned with him to help you reclaim your rightful place as His son. So what is holding you back from realigning your life? For me, I have trouble understanding how my skills are useful while also knowing God placed a passion for them in my heart for a reason. I can see how my art can guide others to God but how about my skills in math, science and programming? I find myself expanding my understanding of these concepts while praying that I can use them in my stand for God.
Daily Battle Order:
Today, pray and ask him to help you to align your skills and talents with His plan for you that you may use them to win the daily battle He has set before you.