I root for the Dallas Cowboys…sort of. What I do while watching a Cowboys football game would remind you have a Junior High relationship. I am nervous the entire time. I hate them when they do something wrong…and I throw my hands up in exasperation when they “finally” do something right. I am a fan of the Dallas Cowboys but I spend more of my time complaining and critiquing them (which hasn’t been hard to do these past couple of years).
In all of my ranting and raving I would consider myself a fan of the team. I would say that I am on their side. You might not agree with me if you saw my twitter feed or my text messages to Jonathan Cliff during the games. But I am a huge fan. I am on the side of the Dallas Cowboys. They are my team. But when the enemy wins…I lose a little faith in my team.
Boy I am glad that God doesn’t root for me like I root for the Cowboys. Could you imagine if all you heard from God was discouragement every time you messed up. If you heard Him “hate” on you when you made a mistake or had a failure. How would you feel if He threw His hands up in exasperation when you “finally” do something right. What if all you heard was God complaining about you or critiquing you in every aspect of your life. IN all that would you still believe He was your biggest fan?
God doesn’t root for us like I root for the Cowboys. He is consistent and unwavering in His love and devotion to us. He always wants us to win and with God on our side…the enemy doesn’t have a chance.
Isaiah 59:19- When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
Why is it do we approach God like he is a cactus? Why do we keep ourselves in the outer courts of His presence instead of directly in front of the throne of Grace. It might be because we don’t understand how liberating Grace can be. We are used to people treating us like I treat the Cowboys. So we approach God with a defensive mindset. We are ready to defend our weakness to God for fear of Him exposing them.
This is spiritually broke thinking. In approaching God like this we completely miss out on the advantages of serving a God founded on Grace. When we defend or hide our weakness from God then we miss out on His strength being manifested through us.
2 Corinthians 12:9- And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
So even though I believe God is a Dallas Cowboy fan…I sure am glad that He doesn’t route for me like I route for the Cowboys.
With that being said- allow His strength to be made perfect in you.