Recognize What You HaveDecember 2 2010 at 8:26 AM
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So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him
(1 Samuel 17:50, NIV)
TODAYS WORD from Joel and Victoria
So often we focus on what we dont have, how big our obstacles are, and how bad the economy is. Joel, I dont have the connections. Ive got this problem, but I dont have anybody to help me. Ive got this dream, but I dont have the resources. No, here is what Ive learned; everything you need to fulfill your destiny is within reach. God will always use something thats close to you. It may not look extraordinary, but you have what it takes to fulfill your destiny.
When David faced the giant, Goliath, all he had was a slingshot and five stones. It looked ordinary. He could have thought, Im not going to face Goliath. That would be foolish. I dont have a chance. No, David knew that with God on his side, those ordinary stones would be exactly what he needed. Sure enough, David defeated Goliath and made history.
Today, remember, victory isnt about what you have, its about Gods anointing on what you have. With God on your side, all things are possible! Focus on Him and what He can do in your life because He has extraordinary things in store for you.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Heavenly Father, thank You for equipping me for success and victory in this life. Help me to clearly see the opportunities, connections and resources You have ordained for me. I trust that with You, all things are possible. In Jesus Name. Amen.
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insight for living
|December 2 2010, 8:27 AM |
by Charles R. Swindoll
Some people mistakenly use God's sovereignty as an excuse for complacency, passivity, and uninvolvement. All is of God they say; God does everything. God's sovereignty does not mean that I am released from responsibility. It does not mean I have no interest in today's affairs, or that I cannot be bothered about decisions, or that I need not concern myself with the eternal destiny of the lost. It doesn't mean that at all. Somehow there has to be a balance using the privilege of choice that He has given us.
We can choose for, or we can choose against. But we cannot choose the consequences. If we choose against the person of Jesus Christ, we thereby step into God's decree of eternal punishment. If we choose in favor of the Lord Jesus Christ, then we inherit all the rewards of heaven---the blessing of forgiven sins and eternity with God. God rules. God reigns. And His way is right.
Don't fight with God over who is in control.
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