Thursday, August 15, 2013

NEVER GIVE UP

     A stranger handed me this card showing a frog in the bill of some sort of waterfowl. His head and body already gripped in the bird's jaws, it looks like the frog's life is about over, but check out his front legs. He's choking his captor! Love it!

     In 2 Corinthians 4:8,9 Paul declares, "We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed.: (NKJV)

     We are well able to see the problems and troubles we face. Our five senses and intellect reveal exactly how bad things are. If we choose to trust Father God we can draw on faith, a powerful sixth sense, that brings a complete other dimension to the picture.

     In 2 Kings 6:15-17 when Elisha's servant saw the Syrian army surrounding them he saw and knew the two of them were a tad outnumbered. His master, however, saw and knew, by faith, that a greater force was present in the spiritual ralm to defend them, and Elisha did not fear.

     Tough circumstances come against us and it is easy to give up. I saw a beetle stuck in what looked like a giant dust bunny. On his back, his legs pushed against the white web tangled around his body. It looked like a battle he could not win. A short while later I saw him right side up, making his way to shelter!

     If a tiny creature refuses to give up when he's all but done for, Father, help me to seize the thing that's come against me and fight in faith knowing this. Even if not apparent to my five senses, Your power to meet every need is far greater than any opposing force my natural senses can perceive.    

5 comments:

  1. Fun examples and a wonderful reminder, Mary! I love the story of Elisha and and the 'invisible army.' I often think of it when I feel afraid.

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  2. Amen, Mary, and I pray that just as God allowed Elisha's servant to see the great army surrounding the enemies, He will let you peek at the defenders He has surrounding you. Love that story!

    Thank you for this call to perseverance and tenacity.

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  3. I love this piece too, Mary, and also the comments affirming it! ~~+~~

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