Wednesday, October 22, 2008

God doesn't need a superman...

Earlier this week, while reading one of the many devotionals I read, I was struck by a quote..."A superman would have made it look easy. It took an ordinary man to make it look like God"...That quote has gone over and over in my mind. One of the stories that was brought to my mind was of David and Goliath. It is such a great illustration of God taking the average, if not below-average in stature to bring down the powerful.

Let's just look at a few verses from 1 Samuel 17:38-40..."And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail. (39) And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it . And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them . And David put them off him. (40) And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine."

In the first of this passage we see Saul trying to get David all the possible protections for David's well-being. He covers him from head to toe with armour, brass and the mail coverings. But, David was not going to have anything to do with that. He hadn't gone through testing of the equipment. Besides, he knew the Lord would be the protection he so desperately needed.

So David took his staff and picked out some smooth stones and put them in his bag, and with sling in hand he headed toward the Philistine. Can you imagine going toward a giant with just a slingshot and five smooth stones? Think about it...Goliath is shielded head to toe with the armor that David turned away.

The key David not only said he had faith in God, but he put it into action! Step out and get in the midst of the battle. You aren't armed with just five smooth stones, but the whole armor of God! You say you have faith...PROVE IT!!!

Remember the quote..."A superman would have made it look easy. It took an ordinary man to make it look like God"...

Please let me know if there is a special prayer I can word on your behalf today...

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