“You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.” Psalm 23:5a (NLT)

Many years ago, while at a conference in Sydney Australia, Graham Cooke shared a prophetic dream where he was in an intense battle with swords and hand to hand combat. Suddenly a waiter with a towel over his arm appeared and asked Graham in a very proper old English accent, “Sir, would you like the soup or the melon?” Graham replied, “Can’t you see I am in an epic battle and don’t have time to stop!” But the waiter would not be deterred, “Sir, the soup or the melon?” Finally, Graham succumbed. (Sorry, I can’t remember what he ordered.) Later he realized the Lord was saying to him that the battle didn’t belong to him, but to God. And it was okay, even necessary to rest.

If you are worn out and/or afraid, you need to back off and get refreshed and your faith renewed, if you want to be helpful in the battle. We have some intense days ahead, as press through to the just and true outcome of this election, and to the great awakening that is coming. Please take time between now and the New Year to simply sit still before the Lord. He’s got things under control!

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10 (NLT)