Sunday, June 3, 2007

There are Giants in the land.


Today in ABF we studied about the children of Israel coming at last to the promised land. God was reminding them of why they had to wander for 40 years. Partially because they kept looking back to Egypt, partially because they were unfaithful to Him and partially because they were afraid, and didn't trust Him.

What giants do I face that keep me from entering my promised land? Mountains of laundry, more clutter than should be allowed by law, whining children, overweight exhaustion. My giants seem insurmountable to me, as I write this my 6 year old daughter is whining in my ear. I'm tired.

Isn't it funny that no matter how many time we trust Him in the big things, it's sometimes the little things that pile up to make our giants.

1 comment:

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Yes, those "giants" can get after me sometimes-What helps me is to remember-"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil.4:13, AND-2 Peter 1:3 -
" His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,"
and lastly-"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, " Do not fear, I will help you" Isaiah 41:10,13.
I have learned-sometimes the hard way- it's better for me to rely on the Truth than to trust in my feelings.
Thanks for sharing what's on your heart-Blessings to you-Claudia O.