• 14Nov

    I was reading Oswald Chambers this morning and he said something that just really got my brain moving.  He said that God doesn’t send us into battle FOR Him, but rather He uses us in battle. 

    We are the weapon in His hands.

    We are so pressured to “Get out their and Serve the Lord!”, “Find the Lord’s Will for your Life”, etc, etc.  But all that is demanding that WE do something.  God just wants us to be willing and available.  The soldier on the battlefield doesn’t want his weapon to try to do things for him, he just wants it to be there, sharp, and ready for his use.  And God can use any weapon (or any person).

    The general of an army doesn’t want his soldiers trying to think for themselves (they don’t know all the details), he just wants them to obey, be where he tells them to be, and be ready to jump when He says jump.

    So once again, I am reminded that I don’t need to Go Out And Do Something For God, God will (and did) bring my task right to me.

2 Comments to Weapon of the Lord

  • Oswald Chambers is right on target; keep reading My Utmost for His Highest. In U.S. Marine Corps boot camp, when a “boot recruit” siad, “But I thought . . .,” the D.I. (Drill Instructor) snapped back: “What do you mean, you thought? I do the thinking around here, you hear?” The reply: “Yes, SIR!”
    Read God’s Word and turn it into prayer so you’ll think His thoughts after Him.
    When you are disciplining the children, teach them to think, and guide their thoughts by God’s Word.
    Have a blessed day.