A lifetime to learn

“Job came to the same conclusion that all of God’s mature followers learn: God is great, and we are weak. Sometimes this lesson takes a lifetime to learn. Only then can God’s followers be used and blessed by Him in ways they never dreamed.”

—Sherry Kughn, Heart Tree for Empty Nesters, 138

The great issue of the day

God calls the weak in order to demonstrate his power. He does not, yea, cannot, use those who believe all is done with their own resources and efforts. Like Joshua at Ai, he will work so that the victory is obviously his. His is the glory.

God creates situations and uses those chance moments that appear when man’s powers are insufficient, so that observers must confess that it was he who acted. He looks for men and women who will allow him this freedom.

The great issue of the day is, will I allow him such freedom to act in my life — will I make myself weak, thereby creating space for his power to operate?

Teddlie lyric

By Tillit S. Teddlie, a song lyric I was not familiar with:

Hear me when I call, O God of righteousness;
Unto Thee I come in weakness and distress;
Hold my trembling hand, let helpless I should fall,
O hear me, Lord, hear me, O hear me when I call.

From Ruby Ramsey’s Daily Dose of God’s Word.