Word-Filled Wednesday

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I love reading through scripture and seeing all the mighty acts of the Father. He has done some amazing acts for our fore fathers. Some of His acts were down right insane to think of how He accomplished them. He used everyday, ordinary people to win wars, set people free, and proclaim His words. He chose to work through the obedient ones, not the strong ones.

In our lives, we don’t have to carry the heavy burden that it’s all up to us when we face daunting situations. We can rest in the truth that God does the work. Most of the time He used some of the craziest (to us) ways to accomplish whatever lay before them. The pressure isn’t on us to figure out what to do, He gives us the instructions to carry out His plan. We can look back at people like Joshua or Moses and see the Father’s mighty hand.

When the battle plan isn’t ours to win, we don’t have to fear.

They were told to do things that probably sounded strange, but when they followed instructions they saw victory. It took the pressure off them and gave them no room to brag on themselves. The Father wants the glory of the victory. He wants no room for pride to build up in us. I believe that’s why He often uses unusual acts to gain the victory. He doesn’t need a huge show to prove Himself, He can do it in ways that do confine the wise.

So the next time you’re feeling fear in the face of a circumstance, cast it aside. It doesn’t depend on you, but on Him and His wisdom. He has the strength and authority to calm the raging seas, so He will calm the waters for you.

Father, You are so full of wisdom and power. There is none like You. Thank You for Your wise plans and counsel. Help us to put our trust in You and not man. You win our battles, not ourselves. May we remember that always. Help us to remain humble and know You are the One who receives honor. We praise You for all Your mighty acts and deeds. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


 

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

II Corinthians 4:7

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