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From Ordinary to Extraordinary


What a difference a day makes. Although I have been determined to get a schedule and stay ON that schedule, the holidays have not cooperated. Yesterday I muddled through only to find that at the end of the day I was still short (and not just in my height for those who know me and cannot resist the joke).

This morning I was reminded of a scripture that Max Lucado focused on in Chapter 14 of Cast of Characters. I have read the story of David and Goliath more times than you can imagine. We have it in Veggietale form, Alice in Bibleland form, Children’s bibles, and a half dozen different translations. This morning the focus was no longer on the end of the battle, but the beginning.

1 Samuel 17:47 “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

The Israelite army expected to fight a war – and they expected to use tools of war like spears and swords. The ordinary will often block the extraordinary. They were unable to see the possibilities in God. David was looking at God and could not understand the limitations that the Israelite army was seeing.

My views have been limited so today I choose to give them away. I am no longer looking at the expected, but I am choosing to be so focused on God that I no longer even notice the normal and ordinary.

What giants do you have limiting you possibilities?

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