YOU CAN'T GET A TATTOO! I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU WERE A CHRISTIAN?
April 18, 2014
Greatness takes time. Embrace the process. It's working...
April 25, 2014
"He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze."
- 2 Samuel 22:35
David was a fierce warrior, and God describes him as a man after His own heart. God took David on a journey so difficult, painful, and rough that it would be view as cruel and unusual punishment in today's times. David was a Sheperd of Sheep, but God chose him above all of his brothers to be King. King Saul tried to kill David a number of times. David was a fugitive on the run for so many years. He had serious problems in his family, and he had relationship problems. He had a life of extreme ups and downs. His life was in no way glamorous or easy. He had PLENTY of problems; he made mistakes everyday. He was human like all of us are, yet he learned from the mistakes he made and asked for forgiveness when he failed. Everything that David experienced was his training ground. These experiences made David a real man. As crazy as it may sound… David even needed Goliath.
I love the words that David shared toward the end of his life. His words reflect his dependance on God.
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me Your shield of victory; You stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn (2 Samuel 22:33-37).
God was David's source for everything in his life. David knew that he was NOTHING without God. God blessed David with the ability to reach heights that would be impossible to someone else. It was a lifelong training ground that was never easy. These are God's ways. They drive us deeper and deeper into His heart. Let God take you to the heights or depths He desires for you. Don’t abort the process! I'm grateful God continues to mold me in who He designed me to be. Each day I learn so much about this thing called “ life". Walking by faith isn't easy because you don't see the immediate results. It's never “ easy” for me. But I've learned that there is power in the process. A butterfly’s struggle in the cocoon is necessary. If we "help" by cutting it out then it will never develop wings to fly. Shortcuts are convenient, quick, & easy, but try not to take that route. It may take longer to arrive, but keep embracing the process. It's working...