Sunday, December 9, 2012

An Instrument in His Hands

UV 604/10,000 An Instrument in His Hands “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff.” Isaiah 41 v 15 Every believer is a powerful instrument in the hand of Almighty God, El Shaddai. We will cut like a newly sharpened blade. Just as a Swiss knife contains different types of tools for different functions and our dental set contains a variety of teeth for different functions, we will be given many effective tools to handle a variety of spiritual and other challenges in life. Satan in comparison, though described as a roaring lion, is a toothless , clawless and clueless tiger today when confronted by the power the Lord clothes us with. He might throw mountains and hills our way to obstruct us. But, by our prayers, our grasp over the Word and our strong faith, we will overcome. By disuse or poor maintenance, our teeth will loose their edge. We need to guard against this. Just as lions and other members of the cat family sharpen their teeth on the hard bark of trees, we need to sharpen our teeth on the tree of life, Jesus. We need to bite into the Word, chew it, tear it like choice meat and digest it to develop our inner strength to face outer challenges. Then, we will be enabled to “crush the mountains” or solve at one go certain huge problems we will suddenly face as well as chip away at “ the hills” or the chronic issues that need to be turned over time into chaff. The Lord does not promise that we will have our problems solved instantaneously as a knife cuts through butter. We will reduce the hills to chaff over time, implying that as a carpenter patiently uses a saw to cut and shape a log of wood, He will use the challenges we face to shape something useful, beautiful and valuable from those very issues. When we look back over our faith life we will be able to discern the pattern in our lives: the big problems He helped us resolve with ease and the small thorns in our flesh that He taught us to endure and overcome in time. Prateep V Philip

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