"The Lord was with the men of Judah.....but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had
iron chariots" Jud 1:19
Have you ever attended any interview? for job, higher education, sports etc and somebody else got selected?
Has somebody else been promoted in your office? What could be the reason? You had fasted & prayed and trusted
God. You had asked the Cell/House Group, the Prayer Group and the Church to pray. Was it because somebody
had a Jack or maybe the other person bribed? OR was it simply because the other person was BETTER [MORE SKILLED]
In the above verse, we read that the enemies possessed SUPERIOR WEAPONS;hence the Israelites were not able to drive
out the enemies, even though the Lord was with them. They simply lacked in skill. So often, we christians think that
we dont need to develop our SKILLS and ABILITIES, which are given by God. Please remember I am not against fasting,
praying and trusting God.
Ps 78:72 David was a man who totally relied on God yet we read that He was a man of SKILL and INTEGRITY. His choir
consisted of thousands of musicians and singers who were not only ANNOINTED but also SKILLED. Ex 35:30-36:2 God ANNOINTED
Bezalel and Oholiab with skill, ability and knowledge...to build the tabernacle.
Bible says, "Ask and you shall receive." We can ask God to bless us and annoint us with His skill, knowledge and
ability in whatever we do. God wants us to excell in whatever we do, whether secular Job or in church, whether
its music or preaching or simply serving tea; moreso because we are Sons & Daughters of the Almighty God.
James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives
generously..." I wish one of the christian
was a DEWANG MEHTA(IT pioneer). But Im glad that a christian is US President.One of the version says "Be excellent
in whatever you do" Rom 16:19.
May each one of you excell in whatever you do.