Do something bold. Now I believe that we need to be bold in our faith. God honors boldness. Then God told them they should take the clay pots and break them. God was saying that he was going to use brokenness to bless Israelites, to deliver them. Then God told them to light their torches and hold them high. Even though they were broken, they held the torches high. You have been broken, so have I. Where is the torch? Have you put it out or is it up high?
When the Israelites did this, their 300-man army defeated the Midianites and the victory was secure. There are four principles of greatness that we must download into our lives if we are going to do and be what God wants us to do and be. So the next time you hear the word great, greatly overused, tossed out and thrown about, think about the true essence of the word. God wants to do great things through an ordinary you. Think who is watching. Think who is checking you out and me out, 24 – 7. Think. This omnipresence helps in accountability, doesn’t it? It also helps in my vulnerability. That is the second area that I want to talk about. We are all vulnerable to certain things. We are all tempted in certain areas. I have weaknesses that you don’t have.
You have weaknesses that I don’t have. God is omnipresent. He is there even when we are vulnerable, even when we are tempted. I want to read a text that I talked about several weeks ago. I Corinthians 10:13. “And God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear…” Isn’t that a comforting verse? Isn’t that a word of confidence and assurance? Isn’t that cool? God is faithful. He is not going to let you or me be tempted beyond what we can bear. We can never say, “I just couldn’t resist. I just had to partake. I just had to do it. I just had to fall.” No, no, no. God is faithful.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Jr