Saturday, April 26, 2008

go, like go "now", or go like go later...

“Abigail lost no time. She took two hundered loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five dressed sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred cakes of rasins and two hundred cakes of pressed figs, and loaded them on donkeys. Then she told her servants, “Go on ahead ; I will follow you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.” 1 Sam. 25:18-19

Abigail was a smart one. When she heard the news she did not fret, she did not pray about it, she did not consult with others, she got up and did what she needed to do in order to get the job done. Sneaking out all those supplies behind her husbands back must not have been easy. But she did it to save everyone there. She gathered what she recognized the severity of the situation, made an action plan, and finished off the job

I sit here reading this passage and I am thinking: Man, I would love a wife like that. Good decision maker, wise beyond her years. Well, besides that, what I am more amazed is that she was able to make right decisions in difficult situations. Often times where decisions needed to be made, I take a back seat, I say stuff like “I need to pray about this more.” “Let me do a pro and con list,” While there is nothing wrong with that, but there will be times where I need to make wise quick decisions. I guess that is my problem, deciding when I need to make a quick decision, and when I need to ponder and pray. Some are obvious, but most are not. One girl from my small group said it the best, “when God says go, what kind of go is it? Like go “now” now, or like go later and pray about it first... which go is it?”

Lord I pray that you can give me the ability to know when to make quick decisions and when I need to seek more council from You.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Chosen...

“But Samson said to his father, ‘Get her for me. She’s the right one for me’ (His parents did not know that htis was from the Lord, who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines).” Judges 15:15

Samson, one of the most difficult people to understand here in the Bible. My question is why did God use him? He was easily tempted, easily angered, quick to jump camp. But still God uses Him. Why? Simply because he was chosen. Chosen to carry out God’s will. God used Samson in ways that brought forth the will of the Lord. God selected him to do the job. That is unbelievable.

When you are chosen nothing can stop it. God uses you in big and mighty ways. You have a call on your life and God is going use you. I wonder how focused in I am in my call in life. I wonder how God is using me in His Kingdom. Somedays I feel as if I am not nearly as impacting as I should be. But I know that there is a call. We are all chosen to do something here that will impact the kingdom in miraculous ways. Finding it and walking in it is the fun part.

Lord help me find my role in your Kingdom. Use me to Your fullest.