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Weak Becomes Strong

It is the strangest thing…

    but in our world of bigger and better

    God often uses the weak and insignificant in this world’s eyes

    to accomplish His Purposes.

Strange, isn’t it? Very strange.

Yes, we get so used to the bigger, the better, the more beautiful, the richest 

    being chosen or having the position.

But God sees things differently than us.

We are taught to look at our assets,

    to gaze at our list of accomplishments before even trying 

    but God just doesn’t seem to work that way.

No, many times He chooses who we would have overlooked.

In God’s economy some of the seemingly weakest things are strong.

This paradox is not by accident.

No, it’s part of God’s design.

Like the 5 loaves and 2 fishes that the boy offered.

That small lunch became enough to feed more than 5,000 in Jesus’ hands.

And that simple rod in Moses hand became enough to part the Red Sea among other miracles.

So do you ever feel insignificant?

Small?

Weak?

Inferior?

Well the truth is you are not. Feelings can lie.

No, in God’s hands your weakness becomes strong.

Your insignificance becomes great.

God has an amazing way of using the simple to accomplish His Purposes.

Just give yourself to Him,

     Surrender your way and your plans into His Hands

    And you, too, will see that He delights in doing what is more than we can ask or think.

Little is much in God’s Hands.

And all the Glory goes to Him. 

 

 

 

 

Running To Win

They couldn’t believe it.

He was not expected to win.

His style was ridiculed. His arms flailed widely, his head way back.

But on that day on July 12, 1924 Eric Liddell astonished the crowd by winning

the 400 m  race.

When asked where the power came from

Eric quietly directed folks to the One and Only One.

“God honors those who honor Him,” he said. I Samuel 2:30.

Astonishing. Amazing. Beyond human understanding.

It is still true today.

When we put the Lord first in our lives and honor Him

He blesses us.

Unexplainable but unquestionably blesses us.

Shortly afterwards Liddell went to China and spent the rest of his life teaching there.

Turned his back on the fame and popularity.

“A fellow’s life counts for far more at this than the other,” he responded when asked about his decision.

Liddell was at peace.

So different from our world of striving and medals and fame.

But could it be that he left us a reminder – almost a warning.

You can have all this world offers but there is something that matters far more.

It makes me wonder about my own life. And yours.

Are we truly focused on what counts the most?

Choosing the best over the good.

That’s what it boils right down to, isn’t it?

Living our life with our eyes on eternity. Going for the goal of a life surrendered to Him.

Eric Liddell’s faith was paramount in his life.

It guided him and gave him light in the dark of distractions and confusion.

What is the most important in your life?

How is that giving you direction and focus?

Above all, hold on to what will never fade.

Let’s focus on our goal in life and then run with strength.

Life is shorter than we think –

Living an amazing life can be yours.

 

 

 

What Is That To You?

Life races on. One day after another.

Family. Work. Faith. Juggling and more juggling.

Winter. Spring….

Glorious Spring.

Patience. Peace…

Uh peace?

Was I really at peace?

It is so easy to get overwhelmed by technology. At least for me.

Checking this. Adding that. Commenting here. Reposting that.

All the while aware

without even wanting to know

what so many others are doing.

Beaches. Cruises. Books. Families. Weddings. Graduations. And on and on.

When suddenly  a strange feeling like a thick blanket comes over me.

Why? Yes why?

Crazy as it seems the constant awareness of what others are doing

instead of giving joy brings weariness and the beginnings of discouragement.

Lord, you know all that is going on.

Like pulling out of an ocean of sticky molasses

I reach for His Hand  and hear His gentle whisper.

“What is that to you?”

Suddenly the busyness stops. The noise quiets. And my heart beats slower.

Yes, what is it to me?

His Call to me is unique.

His Love to follow is personal.

His purpose for my life is chosen just for me.

So what is it to me? To us?

Quiet the noise and keep our eyes on the One Who called us.

Be intentional. Refuse to get distracted.

And remember

What is that to you?

You follow Me.

 

april 15