God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Big Burly Bloke
Lately, I've been frustrated with evil in the world. Not that evil hasn't frustrated me before, but lately I've seen this fallen world and its 'fallenness' on a whole new level.
I am called into the army to fight in this evil. I am surrounded by it. It brushes up against me and I recoil. It oozes up and I hear the whisperings of deceit, observe the devastation of a defrauding spirit, slip on the reality and finality of suicide.
What is interesting to me? This evil is attacking different locations/cities/churches/countries/families that I know and love. Several have said that we are in the end times. I'm not sure about this - maybe it is - maybe it isn't. Selfishly, I pray for Him to come - but when I really think about it, I really don't want it to be (too many people that don't know Him yet.)
I love it when God brings a passage across our path when we are blinded in our sorrow. I love it when He brings that same passage across our path when we are simply walking down the street. It really gets serendipity when He brings it up in a conversation across the world. And, when we are lucky enough to get an e-mail dealing with the same scripture - if we don't go and look up that scripture and read the context with which God has placed that scripture - WE ARE REALLY STUPID!
I don't want to be a stupid woman - so, I opened my Bible today and pondered on the passage that had been seeping in around my world for the last few days.
In 2 Kings 6
1 Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "Behold now, the place before you where we are living is too limited for us.
2 Please let us go to the Jordan, and each of us take from there a beam, and let us make a place there for ourselves where we may live." So he said, "Go."
3 Then one said, "Please be willing to go with your servants." and he answered, "I shall go."
4 So he went with them; and when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees.
5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, "Alas, my master! For it was borrowed."
6 Then the man of God said, "Where did it fall?" And when he showed him the place, he cut off a stick, and threw it in there, and made the iron float.
7 And he said, "Take it up for yourself." So he put out his hand and took it.
8 Now the king of Aram was warring against Israel; and he counseled with his servants saying, "In such and such a place shall be my camp."
9 And the man of God sent word to the king of Israel saying, "Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Arameans are coming down there."
10 And the king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God had told him; thus he warned him, so that he guarded himself there, more than once or twice.
11 Now the heart of the king of Aram was enraged over this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, "Will you tell me which of us is for the king of Israel?"
12 And one of his servants said, "No, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom."
13 So he said, "Go and see where he is, that I may send and take him." And it was told him, saying, "Behold, he is in Dothan."
14 And he sent horses an chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
15 Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"
16 So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
17 Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
We're in the Army now. We are in the thick of the evil. It doesn't feel good, or look good. We are standing at the door of our tent and saying, "Oh No! While we were asleep the big bad boys came and moved in all around us! - Can we run away?"
And Jesus in His most wonderful Big Burly Bloke voice says, "Don't you see? Don't you know? Do NOT fear. Those that are with you are greater than those who are with them!!!!"
My Jesus IS.
Praying that we open our eyes that we may see.
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Thursday, September 28, 2006
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.