I heard a song called "Stones Throw Away" on the radio today and it really blessed my heart.
The song said in part, "I come in the name of the one who cannot fail. He will sustain for His children must prevail. There's a giant in the way. I've been waiting for this day. Victory's just a stone's throw away." Wow! To know that truth and allow it to soak into my heart where it seemed to take root and grow immediately, brought a blessing I could not contain. It came out in hand clapping and praises to God.
I too wait for the day when I can face the giant, then throw the stone in the name of the one who cannot fail, knowing He will guide its journey and that it will hit the mark He intended. I'm afraid too many times I have stood in fear, afraid to even pick up the stone, because I thought my aim would be no good. But can God use me when I fear, and why do I fear knowing the Lord is with me? In I Samuel 17:46 David said he would kill the giant "that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel." In verse 47 David says, "the battle is the Lord's" So to face my giant, throw the stone in the name of the one who cannot fail, knowing that all who see will know that there is a God in Heaven, should bring not fear but a blessing of service. As David said, the battle is the Lord's, and He will always win.
It's a blessing to know that victory truly is just a stone's throw away. --Published in the Countryside Church bulletin January 18, 2015.