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Who or What is Your Strong Tower?
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”
Although we might not realize it, we all have a strong tower. Our strong tower can be identified by the stronghold(s) that is (are) apparent in our lives. Our ability to endure in the times of adversity, calamity and devastation is dependent upon the strength of whatever is supporting us – and the guidelines that are already established in our minds.
Proverbs 18:10 tells us that the NAME of the Lord is a strong tower. So this is establishing that it doesn’t matter whatever oppositions may come my way – if I can attach a name to that “problem” – the NAME of the Lord will override that adverse situation. Every tower in our lives has the ability to become subjected to the strongest tower – which should be the Lord. For example– cancer is only a name; lack - only a name; poverty – only a name; it doesn’t matter what NAME something has been assigned. If you can identify it by ITS name; then there is another NAME that will overpower, override and completely eradicate that situation. Hallelujah!!!
However, usually our problem is that we have “ungodly strongholds” established in our minds. Therefore, we have conditioned ourselves to run into the lesser towers instead of the ultimate Strong Tower. Nahum 1:7 reminds us that the Lord is good and strong hold in the day of trouble. So since He is a “strong hold” – we should establish Him as our “stronghold”.
Now in reverse, Proverbs 12:12 states that the wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers (NIV). (Note: there is a difference between the wicked and the unsaved; you can be saved and still have wicked ways! Selah!)
So, begin to recondition mind – prior to the onset of trouble. Start by daily confessing – out loud - my mind is renewed! Confess that, “Lord, you are my strong tower and my stronghold”. Then in the natural – you must call upon the Lord FIRST when problems or adverse conditions arise. Instead of running to your phone, instead of texting someone, instead of running to: FB, Twitter, Instagram, or Periscope – Go to the Lord first!
It’s only when we learn to acknowledge Him FIRST in ALL of our ways that we can make the statement that He is the Lord of our lives…that He is our strong tower. Then we will yield to His guidance and He will be able to direct our path and give us the peace that surpasses all understanding….. allowing us to be more than conquerors – REGARDLESS!
“Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your Saviour, your guide? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security.” Elisabeth Elliot