“God’s my strong champion; I flick off my enemies like flies.” Psalm 118.7
People often see God’s followers as wimps. We can wrap whatever label you might like around it, but people often associate words like passive, weak, doormats, and foot fodder with followers of God. Is that what we need to become in order to be 100% God soldiers?
People often see emergency personnel (paramedics, firemen, etc.) practicing and wonder if anything really makes a difference. Does learning to work as a team matter in the big scheme of things? Is the challenge and difficulty of building relationships worth the hassle and struggle? Does any of this apply to God?
The answers are simple; yes and Yes!
Yesterday’s train wreck in London repeats a frequent replaying scene. The size of the disaster confounds even the strongest public transport supporter; scores are dead, hundreds injured. There is consistent praise for the emergency personnel. Teamwork, bravery, courage, and resolve echo in the words used to describe their roles in the scene.
Can you and I be emergency personnel to a world dying to know God? Can we reach out and touch someone as God’s hands and tears. If we are willing, we can. Can you and I respond to the accusations and taunts from people who would love to see us fail? If we are willing to exercise faith in God, we can.
Being able to flick our enemies off like flies is fun! Being able to exercise faith in tough circumstances is fun when you are doing it together with God. We are at war! We have no choice in the matter. We are under attack regardless of our attitude towards conflict. We are not alone. Every person is under the same barrage. Consequently, people are hurt, struggling with pain, and desperate for hope. God is the only answer but the ongoing war clouds the picture.
The solution is simple; attitude based on who God is and what God is doing. We have an awesome opportunity to make a difference; today the flies are in trouble!