Sunday, January 01, 2012

God's unlikely lads

And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him. And he became captain over them. And there were with him about four hundred men. (1 Samuel 22:2 ESV)

It always amazes me who God is willing to use. Here we read the beginnings of David's kingdom.

Promised great things by God David finds himself a long way from the palace hiding out in a cave.

So who is going to form part of David's core team to build his kingdom. Surely some great strategist, mighty worriers, strong commanders or rich benefactors.

No God sends David gets troubled, bitter, defeated & broke people.

We live in an age that seems to want to build "dream" teams from football to even church.

We want only the best on our team. On our leadership teams we want the best of the best.

Being the best doesn't exclude you but God seems to love taking waifs and strays who have little hope and doing something unbelievable with them.

So this year don't focus on your talent focus on the greatness of your God

Some of these unlikely characters became known as David's MIGHTY MEN.

With God our past, present or other peoples labels for us do not define our future. God does!


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