Wednesday, August 28, 2013

the tools necessary to slay your dragons...

August 28, 2013
Psalm 105:24 And the LORD made His people very fruitful and made them stronger than their foes

Just read a couple Old Testament accounts of the Children of Israel and you will see really quickly that God allows them to accomplish some pretty amazing feats. They are able to defeat foes much stronger and mightier than them. They are even able to take down giants with one thrown rock. They are able to topple walls many feet thick. They are able to defeat armies with thousands of men. The “How?” they are able to do this is easy of course; that’s God. He allows them, equips them, and He leads them; without Him they would have been unable to preform any of those tasks. Yet, what is interesting is that in many of these situations the life lessons of the people involved gave them the necessary tools to defeat their foes. For example, David slayed Goliath with a rock and a slingshot; did He just that day decide to pick up a slingshot and use it. Nope, David was a shepherd and as such he used slingshots every day. He had the ability already in him that God used to defeat his foe. Sometimes God uses miracles that we can’t or wont’ ever understand, but sometimes He uses the life experiences He has lead us through to defeat our foes, what ever they may be