February 4

   A song popped into my head this morning as I was starting to think about what to write in this devotion this morning.  As you know, if you attended service yesterday or listened to the podcast of the sermon (2/3/19 Sermon) we talked about the battle we are in against Satan.  Well the song “The Battle belongs to the Lord” came to me.  It is an upbeat song by Jamie Owens-Collins that talks about how we can rely on God and His strength when we do battle against Satan and his forces.  “In heavenly armor we’ll enter the land, The battle belongs to the Lord. No weapon that’s fashioned against us will stand, The battle belongs to the Lord.  When the power of darkness comes in like a flood . . . He’s raised up a standard, the pow’r of His blood . . . . When your enemy presses in hard, do not fear . . . Take courage, my friend, your redemption is near. The battle belongs to the Lord.”  And the refrain is a praise, “And we sing glory, honor, power and strength to the Lord. We sing glory, honor, power and strength to the Lord”  And as I said a couple of times in my message, we need to trust and rely on the Lord and the power he has given us when we are out in the world – Satan’s world – spreading the life changing message of Jesus.  Satan may be more powerful than us, but “greater is He who is in us than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4)