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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?

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Ed M. helps us understand David's despair in 1 Sam 30.6 and how that serves as an example for us.

David did not ask God for a miracle. He did not plead for a legion of angels. He asked for advice. He waited for a word from heaven. Then he moved ahead, Psalms 16:7. Difficulties were overcome. Victories were won. All went well because everyone went with God. A few months later David was crowned king over the nation of Israel.

Focus question: What word of heaven comes to you today from the Scriptures? In your crisis, what does God say?

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Dear Father in heaven, give us childlike hearts so that we may understand everything in the right way. Grant us work that bears fruit in spite of our faults and weaknesses, because we want to work with the understanding given by love. Father in heaven, you know that we are faced day and night with many difficulties and setbacks. But you see us, and you will help us so that your name may be honored, your kingdom may come, and your will may be done on earth as in heaven. Amen.

Amen to that.