Monday, November 07, 2005

Jonathan And His Young Armor-Bearer

Susan from a Booklook wrote this very meaningful post about moving in the direction of our passion. She wrote:

Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, '… Perhaps the Lord will act on our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.' 'Do all that you have in mind' his armor-bearer said. 'Go ahead; I am with heart and soul'" 1 Samuel 14:6-7.

Jonathan's young armor-bearer encouraged Jonathan to do what God had put in his mind and what a great victory it was. How valuable it is to have those around us encouraging us to do those things that God has put in our hearts and minds. Jesus gave opportunities to uneducated fishermen, quick tempered brothers and a dodgy tax collector. Jesus also appointed Judas as treasurer even though it turned out that he was a thief. Perhaps Jesus was less worried about failure than we are. At Jesus' arrest when Peter cut off the ear of the high priest's servant, Jesus touched him and healed him (Luke 22:51). Jesus still has the power to fix and heal the mistakes we make.

Lord I am going to follow Jonathan's example, to take risks to move in the direction of the passion you have given me, and encourage others to do the same.

Thanks Susan for your sharing!


An Ordinary Christian said...

What a beautiful post this is. God is the author and finisher of our faith. He puts in our heart things He wants us to do that we want to do too. Then He comes alongside and encourages, including by providing those encouragers to come alongside us, in Him. Thanks for being an encourager! Andrea

Amanda said...

Hi Kitty, I just sent you an email. I hope you get it ok.

Kitty Cheng said...

Thank YOU for being an encourager Andrea.

Kitty Cheng said...

Amanda, you are such a blessing. Loved reading your email and newsletter. Thanks so much!