Jesus said, “What a generation! No sense of God! No FOCUS to your lives! How many times do I have to go over this?” (Matthew 17:17, The Message).
The disciples were asking Jesus why they couldn’t cast the demon out of the boy.
Jesus replied in verses 20-21, “The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.” (The Message).
Last night we watched Facing the Giants. Tonya told us we needed to watch it. Early in the movie I sent her a txt, “So, you think I’m a loser.” (I was just kidding). This was an extremely inspiring movie. Scene after scene I just laughed because I could see so much of my life in it. Why did I laugh? I guess I’m warped. I did shed a tear or two as well.
About two weeks ago we had someone in our church portray the life of David… specifically the portion of David’s life when he faced Goliath. I sat there that morning and I thought about the giants in my life. I thought it’s time to stand up and face them.
The movie last night reinforced the thought that it’s time to stand up to the giant.
While reading, praying, and journaling this morning the phrase came to mind, “Let go let God.” I wrote it down in my journal and began to think about what that really means.
A song came to mind by David and the Giants. I couldn’t find the one I was looking for on YouTube but I did find the song “Let Go Let God” by David and the Giants.
Alright… here I am. Computer keyboard in hand and ready to type. I have a world of things racing through my mind at this moment. The Holy Spirit is working double time on me. (Maybe I’m just being honest with what He has been telling me for over 20 years – for the first time).
To reinforce matters Oswald Chambers hit me upside the head today too.
Our Lord’s making of a disciple is supernatural. He does not build on any natural capacity of ours at all. God does not ask us to do the things that are naturally easy for us— He only asks us to do the things that we are perfectly fit to do through His grace, and that is where the cross we must bear will always come. (My Utmost for His Highest, September 25).
So why all of the fear? What is there to be afraid of?
Do you even know what in the world I am talking about?
I’m talking about 1 Peter 1:7 and Romans 10:14-15. I’m talking about what Joel said to me back in Summer of 1985 – after I talked with him about 1 Peter 1:7. He doesn’t remember it I’m sure… but I do. I’m talking about the Holy Spirit speaking to me in the Fall of 1985 in Old Testament class through Romans 10:14-15.
It’s amazing how our minds recall the “God moments” in our lives.
It’s amazing how it takes 20+ years to say yes… for such a time as this.