Monday May 28
I Samuel 13-14
I spend a lot of time thinking about what could go wrong. What if I try this and fail? What if I believe God for that and it doesn’t happen? What if I do ‘X’ and it causes ‘Y’? Certainly it is wise to consider the possible consequences of our actions but I think that too often we let the fear of the negative possibilities override the potential of the positive outcomes. I love the attitude of Jonathan in Ch 14 as he goes over toward the enemy outpost. He and his armor-bearer go over a safe distance away and let the enemy see them. Jonathan’s attitude is “Perhaps the Lord will act on our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few” (14:6). He looks at their situations and thinks sure we are outnumbered and really don’t have much in the way of weapons, but we do serve the Lord. The Lord can do whatever He wants to so let’s just put ourselves out there and see what the Lord might do. Maybe He doesn’t move and we retreat back to the camp. Or maybe, like in this case, God chooses to use you to wipe out that enemy outpost and send the whole enemy army into chaos. What if we spend more time giving God the opportunity to do something amazing than worrying about what could go wrong?