“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” – Psalm 27:1 esv
I have been thinking about this word stronghold a lot. What is a stronghold if you use Psalm 27:1 as a guide? The Lord is the stronghold… not a stronghold of right now or of my relationships, but of my life. What does stronghold imply?
I reason I have been thinking about this has to do with our summer wnl series we are doing. It is Neil Anderson’s ‘Who I Am In Christ’. Basically, 32 phrases from scripture of who we really are if we know the Lord.
Christ does this often, speak truth into who we are in Him because He knows that if He does not tell us who we are in Him we will fill that definition with our own thoughts and our own thoughts are dumb (1 Cor 6:15-19)! Recently I have been having conversations with students and adults that are struggling to trust what God says and I think it comes back to knowing what the Lord says about us and that being a stronghold.
Do we actually hold onto what He says about us with great strength?
Do we share with others who they are in Christ with confidence because of what scripture says?
Thank you so much for sharing truths with your students. I pray that they trust in what God says with strength of conviction and power in what He says. I pray things we talk about (July-August) will challenge what your student hears and it will challenge the wrong thoughts that the enemy wants to tell us.
I encourage you to simply speak a truth to your student this summer. Take one a day, there are 32 and so you could do each of them twice for the rest of the summer or just be sporadic if you want.
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