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God chooses the weak to fulfill His will

Sharon Dhinakaran
11 Nov
Dearly beloved, 
We read from the Scriptures, Joshua telling the Israelites, “You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed” (Joshua 23:14). Dear friends, this passage gives an insight to us also. Yes, to be victorious, we need to cling on to God’s promises. Whatever the Lord says is sure to come true in our lives. God has pronounced words of blessing over our lives and all we need to do is to obtain them, hold on to the Lord and His promises. Every promise of the Lord has a time for fulfillment. If the Lord wishes to make you a leader, you will become a leader. If the Lord wants you to have a job, you will have a job in due time. So, let your trust be in the Lord who is sure to accomplish His promises in your life. 

God wants us to lead a victorious life through His promises. How is this possible and what do we have to do to lead a victorious life? We ought to listen to God’s voice! He speaks to us in mysterious ways. We can hear His voice just as we listen to our friends and parents. We learn great lessons from the life of King David (1Samuel, Chapter 17). David was a Shepherd boy who was tending his sheep and that of his brothers. He had no idea of what he was going to become. Yet, he prepares himself to defeat the giant Goliath. When he went to give food to his brothers in the battlefield, David hears about the Philistines who had come with their champion Goliath, daring to fight against them. Immediately David tells his brothers that he will fight with Goliath. The only thing David could hear from them after he said this, was mockery. However, David stood firm in his determination to fight Goliath. He went on asking what the king would reward him with, if he defeats Goliath. 
David’s elder brother rebukes him and asks him to go and take care of the sheep. But, David goes to king Saul and explains to him about his earlier achievements and even there David was ridiculed by the king. Despite of being a laughingstock David proceeds to fight Goliath. The king attires David with the finest armor and gave him a sword but he was not accustomed in wearing them. All he wanted was five pebbles and a sling. Even in our lives, to fight the giants we don’t need the worldly armors since God is our shield. Goliath was a champion and a giant; he wasn’t feared by all, not for his strength alone but for his words as well. When David stood in front of Goliath, Goliath laughed and mocked David miserably; Goliath threatened David with his words but in no time David brought the Giant Goliath down. David did not put his trust in the armor either did he require any support. His trust was on the Lord! 

In the Bible we read, “Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him (David) in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power” (1 Samuel 16: 13). Yes! David was anointed by the Lord and David trusted in God’s promises. Though his brothers rebuked him, saying that he was conceited and the king ridiculed him of his inadequacy, David held-on to the steadfast promise of God. David knew that he was appointed as the next king and he never failed to seize any opportunity that came his way. David held on to the promise of God and trusted God. It is that trust that we too need to put in God. We need to believe that God will fulfill His promises in our lives. When we receive the Holy Spirit, He will lead us in ways through which we will understand the greatness of God and begin to trust Him with all our heart.
Prayer:
Loving Heavenly Father,
I put my trust in you. Help me to lead a victorious life. Take away the unpleasant things that prevail in my life and enable me to inherit your promises. Lord, fill me with thy Holy Spirit that I may see your greatness and trust you with all my heart. Help me to know your will and strengthen me to walk in your way.
I ask all this in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Amen!  

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