This what I learned at Jesus’ feet this morning:

“He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.”
Nahum 2:1

Don’t get out of control over matters you can’t control. The enemy wants you emotionally invested in the wrong things so you will be unable to engage in the right things. He wants to sidetrack you, but hold steady. You are not assigned elsewhere. Man your position! You are to be faithful where you are, to those you are with, and for the purposes to which you have been called.

Can you almost see Jesus, mounted on fiery steed, with face painted blue?

Hold…

                              Hold…

                                                           Hold that line!

Oh, and don’t get caught up in the “What about John?” business, either. Pettiness and jealousy do  not become you, Peter. The Lord has other plans for John. You just be available for

whatever,

however,

whenever.

This isn’t a competition for the privileged seat beside Me but the precious joy of knowing I have a path and plan for you too, and will be right beside you in life and in death.

Selah.

Post Author: Pasturescott

10 Replies to “A Nahum Moment”

  1. Scott,
    I always look forward to your blogs and seeing what the Spirit is downloading into yours. Thank you for sharing and being faithful to His call and plan. He has greater things in store for you, Scott. Keep believing, keep standing and occupy your territory!
    You are storing up treasures for yourself in heaven.
    Kim

    1. You have no idea how much you’ve encouraged me, Kim! So, so grateful for you and the blessing of your speaking life into me. Walking with Him in this season has been the most meaningful and filling times I can recall! Thank you for sharing in it, my sister!

  2. Discouragement is so prevalent in the church today. When we don’t see things happen the way we think they should we have a tendency to assume our efforts are for naught. Thank you for this very encouraging word.

    1. Yeah, J. I keep getting that truth of “winter” seasons when it appears to be dormancy…yet it is preparation for the new! Gotta have fall and winter to make way for His Spring!

      1. There is definitely a time for dormancy. A time for dead branches to fall away and return to the earth…
        A time for all signs of tastey fruit and beautiful foilage to be nowhere in sight…
        A time for the sap of the tree to be drawn inward….

        A time for pruning….

        God is using you to help sustain me. He loves me enough to do that.

        1. Bro, you could not have asked anything of me that more defines how I yearn for God to use my life. Thank you for being a desert buddy. I recall how Jesus looked at Simon, knew his name meant a “hollow grass”, then called him “rock.” He was always turning the tables like that. Not just to turn out the charlatans but to turn us to Himself.

          Yeah. That’s how He rolls.

          I’m here.

  3. I always get a blessing from your blog even though I don’t always write. Tune to “Hold the Fort” kept running through my mind as I read this one.

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