READ: 1 Samuel 13-14
THINK: God saw the Israelite soldiers cowering in fear before the Philistine invaders. He must not have liked what He saw. But He didn’t step in to help the Israelites – until Jonathan and his armor bearer took daring action.
God also saw the people in a mountain area of Haiti, in the early 1940s, who were living in poverty and spiritual bondage and voodooism. He didn’t like what He saw. But He didn’t intervene until Wallace Turnbull started living and working among them. Wallace taught them to farm more efficiently and to read and write. He treated their diseases. And he told them about Jesus. As a result of his initial work, thousands of people in that area have become Christians. Over 40,000 children are being given a Christian education. These results came because God unleashed His power and blessed the efforts of Wallace and those who helped him.
God often unleashes His power through His people. The prophet said, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him” (2 Chronicles 16:9).
By: Herbert Vander Lugt in Our Daily Bread
LIVE: Do you see a need that you can meet? Trust God and start doing something about it. You can be one of the people through whom God will “show Himself strong.” If you don’t already have one in mind, pray that God will open your eyes and reveal a need that you can meet!