Thursday, January 22, 2009

Like a Fish Out of Water

Look at the fish in this picture. They were swept away by a force stronger than they were and ended up in a place they did not want to be. In this case it was a storm by the name of Katrina. In our case it is usually the storm known as Satan. A force stronger than we are that is able to sweep us away ,by our own lusts, and mistakes, to a place we do not want to be that often spells destruction. It happened to Adam and Eve, It happened to King David and, it happened to Simon Peter. Am I saying that we are not strong enough to stand up to Satan? That is exactly what I am saying. We must depend on a power stronger than us to withstand this force that wants to carry us away in our sins. There is hope however and that hope is Christ.
1 John 4:4 (New American Standard Bible)
4You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

Christ is our Hope, our strength, our anchor. You say well I will just try harder...really, how has that worked in the past for you. Instead of trying harder why not try Trusting more. Trust Christ to help us identify the storms and withstand them, flee from them. Otherwise we will find ourselves looking and feeling a lot like these poor fish.

I welcome your comments, thoughts and prayer requests.

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