11 And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. So the people fled from the Philistines. 12 But he stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory.
Inspiration comes through challenges and in unusual circumstances:
Suddenly you have a “lightbulb moment”
I entered a Photo Inspiration Challenge about a year ago with this picture below.
This was my inspiration: Jonah spat out of the mouth of the fish and washed ashore.
He had disobeyed God when told to go and preach at Nineveh. He boarded a ship to Tarshish and all hell broke loose on the ship. He knew he was the cause and asked to be thrown into the sea to save the lives of those on the ship. They did and there was a great calm.
Jonah was swallowed by a big fish and there he repented and worshipped God, who had mercy on him and commanded the fish to spit him out. He was then washed ashore as we can see in the picture. Read Jonah Ch1 and 2 for the full gist.
Sovereign God (1Ch29:11) Everything Good (Ps86:5) Peace Personified ( Isa9:6) True and faithful (Rev19:11) Embodiment of love (1John4:8) Merciful(Ex.34:6-7) Beautiful beyond description (Ps96:4) Eternal God (Deut33:27) Righteousness (Ps11:7)
This is my King: Jesus Christ-the Anointed One, whose anointing breaks every yoke of bondage. He sets the captives free and lifts burdens. He heals the broken-hearted. He heals every disease. He brings light to those who sit in darkness, brings good news to those who mourn. He brings recovery of sight to those who are physically or spiritually blind. He is the perfect sacrifice offered once and for all. He is the sinless Son of God, poured out that we might have fullness and become the righteousness of God. He upholds all things by the Word of His power. He disarmed principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them even through the cross. He died and rose again, triumphant, declaring “Behold, I Am He that was dead but I am now alive and alive forevermore. And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”
He is the Saviour of the World. All power in heaven and on earth is given to Him and He reigns over all. He is more than a conqueror. He has overcome the world and is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for you and I. Look not for the living among the dead. He has risen, just like He said. He is now the Head of the Church, our Attorney.
He said. “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen….
He is a God of love, who loves with an everlasting love. He is love personified. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love. He so loved the whole world that He gave Himself as an offering for sinful man. God came to man that man may come to God.
He uses people as channels of blessing but He is the Source that is inexhaustible, the Breadbasket, the River of Life that never runs dry. He is the Fountain of peace, the God of All Comfort, the Preeminent One; in Him all things hold together- the First Born from the dead. He is the Advocate, the Intercessor, pre-existent, All-sufficient- God all by Himself, a Friend that sticks closer than a brother, a Friend to the end, Emmanuel- God with us. He is the stone that the builders rejected that has now become the Chief Corner Stone…
He is infinitely wise- the only wise God. His wisdom no one can fathom. He knows the end from the beginning, declares the end from the beginning. He is the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering and abundant in goodness and in truth. He is integrity and faithfulness personified. He is matchless in His glory, the Unchanging Changer- Unchanging but changes things. With Him all things are possible. He turns hopeless situations around. Against all natural hope He gives supernatural hope. He speaks and it is done. He commands and it stands fast. He has the last word. He is head over all principalities and powers. He is sovereign and reigns over all. At His Name demons tremble; at His Name everything bows- things in heaven, things on the earth and things underneath the earth. He changes the decrees of kings. He sets up kingdoms and pulls them down at will. He measures the earth with the span of his hand and holds the waters in the hollow of His hand. He weighs the mountains on His scales. No one gives Him counsel…