The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and the One who rescues me;
My God, my rock and strength in whom I trust and take refuge;
My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower—my stronghold.
I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;
And I am saved from my enemies (Psalms 18:2-3).
When we are in trouble, we make promises to G_d like, “if you will rescue me I will do _____.” When the trouble passes, though, we forget our promise intentionally. The reason we do this is that we do not see how it is possible that G_d did ____ when it was done by someone else’s hand. The conventional wisdom of mankind is “If I can’t see G_d, how can I know He is actually working on my behalf”? David’s service to the LORD got him through some of the deepest and darkest times of his life as well as the mountain top experiences. In the same way in our life, when set our heart on pilgrimage to the Kingdom of G_d, the Devil will come in to challenge our belief system just like Job was challenged.
Thank you for who you are, for what you do in our lives, and how you build and develop us through trials, temptations, and the overcoming power of the cross. We are not perfect people just because we set our heart on pilgrimage or call ourselves “Christians, any more than David was perfect because he was called “a man after G_D own heart” (1 Samuel 13:13-14). When Jesus went to the cross, it was not taken lightly because it cost him everything so we should never take that step lightly either. May your good Spirit lead us today and every day. Be with those who have special needs today.
In Your Service