He spread His wings and caught me, He carried me on His pinions!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"And There Came a Lion!"

It is a source of inspiration and strength to us to remember how the youthful David trusted God. Through his faith in the Lord, he defeated a lion and a bear and later overthrew the mighty Goliath. When the lion came to destroy his flock, it came as a wonderful opportunity for David. If he had faltered and failed, he would have missed God’s opportunity for him and may never have been the Lord’s chosen king of Israel.  

“And there came a lion.” Normally we think of a lion not as a special blessing from the Lord but only as a reason for alarm. Yet the lion was God’s opportunity in disguise. Every difficulty and every temptation that comes our way, if we receive it correctly, is God’s opportunity.
When a “lion” comes to your life,
recognize it as an opportunity from the Lord,
no matter how fierce it may outwardly seem.
Even the tabernacle of God was covered with badger skins and goat hair.
No one would think there would be any glory there,
yet the Shechinah glory of God was very evident underneath the covering.

May the LORD open our eyes to see Him,
even in the temptations, trials, dangers, and misfortunes. C.H.P.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, lions. I have had many, but they actually came as messengers from God with powerful messages. They came in scripture, through pictures, mentioned in devotions and on pastoral radio programs, then strangely, one (a mountain lion) ran across the road in front of my car. I was driving through town in a very populated area, not out in the country. Needless to say, God had my attention. Yes, Lions, they come in many forms in our lives. My favorite of course is the Lion of Judah. Great thoughts!


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