Friday, May 14, 2021


Inspired by Psalm 18, I once wrote this song. People seemed to enjoy its bright, positive mood.

Today I can be what he wants me to be,

By faith I can!

Today I can do what he wants me to do,

Without fear of man.

I can run through a troop,

I can scale a wall,

Bend a bow of bronze

And make my enemies fall.

I can be what he wants me to be,

By faith I can!

Maybe you are confronted by a wall right now. With God’s help you can scale it. He infuses you with necessary strength.

Psalm 18 talks about ‘standing on the heights’. This is another way of talking about reigning in life. It is impossible to live successfully when we feel that we are down in the valley, overcome by shadow, darkness, fear and despair.

Before we can actually live victoriously, we must see ourselves as being above the opposition. Or putting it another way, as seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus far above all demonic power or authority (Ephesians 1:20-23; 2:6).

To read more on this topic see Living in the Image of God, Barry Chant (Miranda: Tabor, 2012 available in eBook and Paperback) from which this edited extract is taken.

Barry Chant

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Barry Chant is a regular speaker at church services, seminars, conferences and conventions. Hundreds of thousands of his books have been sold around the world. He has degrees in arts, theology and ministry, a diploma in education and a PhD in history. He was the co-founder and former president of Tabor College, Australia.

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