Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Winning Team

Many years ago, I was a camp counselor for elementary girls at our church campgrounds.  My group of twelve girls went crazy for a camp competition to find these toy army men that were hidden all over the campgrounds. 
Or it is possible that I may have totally surrendered to my competitive spirit and drove those girls like a team of mules.  
In truth, the camp director later said that he had never had a team search with so much enthusiasm.  At the end of the camp, he gave me one of the army men as a souvenir   That was when I realized, I may have gone a bit overboard. 

A sense of power took over me as I worked with my team to collect those army men.  The first one, then the second and so on until our team had the most men.  I remember checking in with the director throughout the week to be sure we were winning.  Something powerful was taking place in me each time the director reinforced to me that my team was in first place.  

Me and my campers walked around that campground like a team of winners.  We had the most army men.  We knew it and all the other campers knew it too.  

Our team was fearless, smart and victorious.  On the closing day of camp, when the camp director announced that our team won, we went crazy with excitement.  

There is something empowering about being on the winning team.  

In 2 Kings 6:16, (MEV) Elisha said this, “Do not be afraid, for there are more with us than with them.”

In this Bible story, the army of Aram came to capture Elisha.   His servant was afraid because they were grossly outnumbered by their enemy.  Elisha prayed for the Lord to open the eyes of his servant.  Then the servant was able to see what Elisha saw.  The hills were full of horses and chariots of fire. (6:17) 

Initially, the servant of Elisha didn't realize that he was on the winning team, and he was fearful.   Then when his eyes were opened, he became aware of what team he really was on.  

The same is true for us, we need only open our eyes to the knowledge that we are on heaven’s winning team, and we have the power of the forces of heaven behind us.

Whatever fears you may be facing today, may these words resonate with you, There are more with us than with them.  As Believers, we have the dominion and power of Heaven on our side. 

We are on the winning team.

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The Winning Team

Many years ago, I was a camp counselor for elementary girls at our church campgrounds.  My group of twelve girls went crazy for a camp ...