Posts Tagged ‘God’s power’

Don’t forget!

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

I recently forgot what I did with my car keys. I can remember holding on to my keys thinking…”if I don’t put these in a safe place I’m going to loose them”. I put them in my jacket pocket, threw it in the back seat, and the keys fell out under the seat. After a day of searching and trying to recall what I did with them, I found them.  As humans, we often forget some of the most simplistic things in life. It may be due to busyness, or lack of attention. Other times it just may be because we’re lazy.

I’ve found in my relationship with God it is so easy to forget what He’s done for me. However, recently I’ve discovered God actually reminds us of the blessings and the challenges He’s allowed to come our way. I’m so thankful that even though I forget, He doesn’t forget me.

1 Samuel recounts the time David was being pursued by Saul. David, the soon to be King of Israel was being chased throughout the desert by Saul and his men. One of the towns David came to was Gath. Gath was the hometown of Goliath whom he’d killed earlier in his life.

I wonder what David must have been thinking as he entered Gath…

Thru God’s providence, he led him back to the hometown of the first man who wanted to kill him. God provided 5 smooth stones to kill Goliath. God was going to provide a way of protection against Saul too. I’m not sure if David recognized it at the time, but God was reminding him of his past provision and protection by taking him back thru Gath.

We do know that David penned Psalm 34 around this time.

David says, “I sought the LORD and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

“Lately, I’ve been asking God to remind me specifically of who I really am and what He’s done for me. I’ve taken several trips back thru my own personal city of “Gath”.

Has God taken you back to a “Gath” moment in your life?

Anchor

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

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I grew up spending summers boating with my family. As a little boy, one of the jobs I had while on the boat was to set the anchor. Now, I could barely lift the thing, let alone set it to where it would hold. Two things were important: A good line attached to both the anchor/boat, and ensuring the anchor set and held as opposed to just dragging along in the mud. 

Hebrews 6 speaks of the hope we have in an unchanging God, and the fact that Jesus is an anchor for our soul, firm and secure.
There are those who don’t believe in God. Who claim that Christianity is just a crutch. I prefer to think of it as anchor, firm and secure. Everyone has an anchor or crutch of some sort in their lives. It’s what we turn to when we run through a rough patch in life. If you’re not sure what that is in your life ask yourself the following questions. What do I do, or where do I turn when I’m most anxious, stressed, or concerned? What’s the one thing in my life I can’t live without? Odds are the answers to those questions are what you’ve made an anchor for your life. 
 
I’m not saying that family,work or friends are bad things, they just don’t make very good anchors. Especially for your soul. Whatever you turn to for help in a rough time will simply be like an anchor being drug along the floor of the ocean. You’ll think it’s set and secure. However, you’ll soon find yourself adrift and off course. 
 
If you currently find yourself adrift in life I’d love to show you how to find hope and forgiveness though Jesus. He really is the best anchor there is. 
 
Here’s a great song about God being our anchor. 

His power>my power

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

His power > my power, always. We’d all agree that God is more powerful than us. That’s what makes him God, and not us. However, I don’t always find myself living like he is the supreme authority, the almighty God. 

2 Peter 1:3-4 says, “His divine power has given us EVERYTHING we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 
 
God has the power to give us everything we need to tackle today and do it in a way that pleases him. The danger is that we make God out to be a genie in a bottle as opposed to King and Lord of our lives. Rely on his power today for every situation. Any other power (title, status, talents) you cling to won’t allow you to live a full life, today.
 
Go tackle today  but do it in his power, not yours. 
Tyson
 

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