Josh Apple's Youth and Children's Page: July
We are all familiar with the story of David and Goliath. It is used often in sports when an underdog beats a powerhouse. It seems everyone knows how small, shepherd-boy David walked out onto the field with a sling and 5 stones and, with the help of the Lord, killed the 9-foot-tall giant.
I was reading this passage of scripture the other day when I noticed something I had never thought about before.
“Now Jesse said to his son David, ‘Take this ephah of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp. Take along these ten cheeses to the commander of their unit. See how your brothers are and bring back some assurance from them.’” – 1 Samuel 17:17-18
The only reason David was even in the camp to accept the challenge Goliath was offering to the Israelite army is because he was doing the ordinary. David was just doing the simple thing of obeying his father and bringing provisions to his brothers and their commanding officer.
How many times have I looked to do something extraordinary, when God just wanted me to do the ordinary, so then He could do something extraordinary?
Christian recording artist, Josh Wilson, has recently released a new single called “Dream Small.” Its message is a reminder to let God use the simple and little things we do to make a big difference in the lives of those around us. In the second verse, Josh writes, “Of course there’s nothing wrong with bigger dreams. Just don’t miss the minutes on your way to bigger things. Cause these simple moments change the world.”
I pray that we all let God use us as we do the ordinary and let God change them to be extraordinary. David was in the right place to take down the giant because he did the ordinary task of obeying his father. Let God use your simple moments to change the world!
In Christ’s Love,