Better Than True North
God, His purposes and God’s Word will never change. They are truer than true north and more certain than directions on a compass. If we know His Word and His purposes in this season of history, there is no reason to give up or concede defeat at any level. 2Co 4:7 “…We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. 8 As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, 9 but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken” (The Message). I recently heard a Navy Seal say that one of their basic doctrines they go into battle with is: the only way you can be defeated is to give up or be dead. Circumstances do not determine who we are or what we know. They may affect our attitude or willingness but we still make the choices regardless. We may be bewildered for a few days but Who we know and who we are will get us through the bewildering places and times.
(This is the second excerpt from Marty’s article “Time for Issachar“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)