God Carries Us.

Deuteronomy 1:30-31The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes,  and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.’

Imagine a wheelchair bound man diagnosed with cerebral palsey who lives each day in what appears to be a vegetative state, completing the Iron Man Triatholon competition.  If you wonder how he could possibly compete against the world’s greatest athletes, watch here:  https://youtu.be/rPLCaAu_H2U

God carries His children because they are unable to make the journey of faith without Him.  As the Israelites had a destination that God had preordained, so do each of His children today.  We all have an individual and a corporate purpose as his church; as his body.  Imagine if we relied on our own strength to pump blood through our veins.  Imagine if were up to us to ensure that our organs were operating the way they are supposed to.  We may think that we are in control of our lives, but any abilities we have are only recognized because God so graciously empowers us to display them.

As we go about our days, I pray that we will all be aware of the comparative strength between God and ourselves.  I may be able to accomplish a task that I set out to do, but it is only because God has permitted me to exercise the faculties that I possess.  Without his strength that causes me to even survive the next 5 minutes, I would be dead.  I do not command my heart to beat, I do not instruct my lungs to take in breath, I do not direct my brain on how it is to recall and remember information.  I simply walk each day in the miraculous blessing that is my body and my consciousness which is gifted by God.

He has carried us all to where we are today.  Why would I try to take over the job of instructing my organs to work when God does a fantastic job at it?  Likewise, why would I attempt to take control of my purpose when God has one in mind for me?  The point is to release control and trust that God will carry each one; this allows us to rest–to not be anxious.  All we have to do is let it work, just like our organs work independently of our thoughts, so too our purpose will be revealed and demonstrated without our control if only we have the courage to obey and trust God.

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