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Help From Above

December 15th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – In Psalm 57, verse 2, David said, “I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; God sends his love and his faithfulness.”

David was anointed to be a future king.  His purpose was clear.  Yet, between the time of the anointing and the time he became king, David ran for his life.  Why did he live under constant threat?  The obvious reason is that the present king was jealous of David.  The spiritual reason might be harder to understand, but God may very well have used the king’s jealousy toward David to groom him for leadership.  We tend to be humbled by difficult circumstances.  Times of isolation and danger are also opportunities to seek God, and place our confidence in Him. He is stronger than our greatest adversaries.  He has a plan for us, and in His wisdom, knows how to guide us through times of trouble. 

From heaven, God saves us.  He sends His love and faithfulness. He did this when He sent Jesus to the world.  We can trust Him to save us from our sins and guide us to fulfill His purpose while we live on the earth.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com