Ray Vanderlaan focused on the story of David and Goliath today. The biggest lesson I took away from what was said was that we don’t have to be anything other than what God has gifted you to be to make an impact. David didn’t have to be a soldier to defeat Goliath. He used his skills as a shepherd to defeat the giant.
Our pastor was gone today so one of our deacons led the service using the illustration of knots and connecting them to God’s promises. I won’t be able to say it like he did but essentially there are 1,000’s of knots for many different situations – same with promises of God. 1,000’s. You have to trust the knot to do what it is going to do so you can rely on it. Same with God’s promises – do you trust God to do what He says He will do? He furthered this illustration by talking about climbers or those that use harnesses – they have to lean into the knot for the knot to do the work. We have to lean on God’s promises to make use of them. Some scriptures to note:
Hebrews 10:23 – Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Psalm 50:15 – Call on me in the day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.
Have a great week and remember to rest in the promises of God. Don’t know God? I’d love to help you with that. Reach out and let’s talk.