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Saturday

January 15, 2022

 

Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

(Jeremiah 1:4-7 KJV)

 

 

It is amazing what we can do for God when we have the faith to overcome our fears and inabilities, and just trust God to get us through.  Sometimes God must bring hardship or even tragedy into our lives to get us to leave the comfort zone and do mighty things for Him.  Jeremiah was a prophet who did not feel particularly comfortable with the ministry God was calling him into, but God immediately shot down his excuse, and commanded him to be obedient. To Jeremiah’s credit, he did not wait for God to move him with a scare or adversity.

There is a fable about a frog that fell into a deep rut on a country road, and though his friends tried desperately to help him out, they were unsuccessful and finally left him in deep despair.

The next day one of these friends was hopping along when he met the frog who, the day before, had been hopelessly stuck in the rut of the road.

'I'm surprised to see you,' said the friendly frog, 'I thought you were unable to get out of that rut.'

'I couldn't get out,' said the other frog, 'but a truck came along, and I had to!'

I have watched people struggle to live by faith, but when God sends a truck in their rut, it is amazing how quickly the impossible becomes possible.  It is much better, and less traumatic to simply “trust and obey.”

 

Parting Thought:

God will never allow those who follow Him to regret they did so.


Nothing can touch the Word of God. Not all the powers of earth and hell, men and devils combined, can ever move the Word of God. There it stands, in its own moral glory, in spite of all the assaults of the enemy, from age to age. 'For ever, O Lord, Thy Word is settled in heaven.'“ ~C.H. Mackintosh