Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lack of faith...

Adorable little fellow, isn't he?

Do you think he believes he can shoot that arrow from that bow? How much do you think he believes it? I mean truly believes it?

Today, when I got to 2 Kings 13:14-23 and found the story of Elisha's last prophecy I was struck with the King's willingness to settle for less as long as it meant victory in the immediate future.

Elisha gave instructions to strike the ground with the arrows. The king did, but only 3 times and if he had done it with all the arrows he would have victory enough to destroy Aram and now it would only be three times. Why do we settle for less?

Lack of faith. Three words. Three small words that pack big meaning behind them and three words that we must never own! We must believe with every fiber of our being to be all that God wants us to be and will make sure we are as long as we trust and take the steps! So step out in faith ~ shoot the arrows and believe with all you are - after all REMEMBER WHOSE SON OR DAUGHTER YOU ARE! THE ALMIGHTY!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

First , I must say that I love that picture of the little boy with the bow and arrow. He reminds me of my nephew when he was little except that my nephew's red hair was not curly like that.

Our or should I say my lack of faith reminds me of Jesus' mercy in the story of the healing of the boy with an evil spirit in Mark 9:14-32. The boy's father said to Jesus, "but IF YOU CAN do anything, take pity on us and help us." Jesus said, "If YOU CAN? Everything is possible for him who believes. Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief."

O Lord, please forgive me for my lack of faith. I believe, help me overcome my unbelief for everything is possible for him who believes.