Janet Roller - Living Oak Ministries

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Hi. I'm Janet Roller: wife of one, mother of two, lover of coffee and writer of songs. I have just finished my first fiction novel and I'm looking forward to watching how God uses the simple story to minister to others. God is a big deal to me. My goal each day is to wake up and declare, "This day is Yours, Lord. Show me what to do with it."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

And there came a lion...

This morning I read from the devotional "Streams in the Desert." Some devotions resonate more than others. I can't shake this one. So...I thought I would post it. I hope you get something out of it, too!

"It is a source of inspiration and strength to us to remember how the youthful David trusted God. Through his faith in the Lord, he defeated a lion and a bear and later overthrew the mighty Goliath. When the lion came to destroy his flock it came as a wonderful opportunity for David. If he had faltered and failed, he would have missed God's opportunity for him and probably would never have been the Lord's chosen king of Israel.

"And then there came a lion" (I Samuel 17:34). Normally we think of a lion not as a special blessing from the Lord but only as a reason for alarm. Yet the lion was God's opportunity in disguise. Every difficulty and every temptation that comes our way, if we receive it correctly, is God's opportunity.

When a "lion" comes to your life, recognize it as an opportunity from the Lord, no matter how fierce it may outwardly seem. May the Lord open our eyes to see Him, even in temptations, trials, dangers and misfortunes."

What's your lion story? Can you look back on your life and recognize a scary situation or temptation that changed the course of your journey? Maybe you're facing a potentially deadly attacker and wonder if you will make it through this one. Stand strong. Through Christ, fight the fight and know...God can use ALL things for His glory and we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS through Him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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