Grasshoppers or Giants
In Numbers 13 and 14, twelve scouts were chosen to spy out the Promised Land. After 40 days and 500 miles, they brought Moses a full report. I bet you did not know that all 12 wore glasses? Ten of the scouts wore 3-D glasses, but the other two wore God glasses. It’s pretty amazing, both groups saw the same movie, so to speak, but felt and experienced something totally different, based on the glasses they chose to wear. Both groups saw a magnificent land. Those wearing the 3-Dglasses were overwhelmed by the size and number of people they saw living in massive fortified cities. The report: We cannot and will not go into the land, because we are powerless and few. We felt like grasshoppers next to them, in fact, that’s what we looked like to them! Numbers 13:27-33; 14:36 [paraphrased] Caleb and Joshua, wearing their God glasses, gave an opposite report: God will bring us safely into His Promised Land! Let’s go in and take it! We can certainly conquer it, because the Lord will go with us! We don’t need to be afraid of them! Numbers 13:30; 14:6-9 [paraphrased]
When I wear 3-D glasses [Discouragement, Despair and Defeat], I tend to see and experience life as a grasshopper. When I choose to put on my God glasses, [by focusing on, believing in ...God’s character and His promises], I have the ability to see and experience life like a giant. What is your present situation? What are you reporting to others? Is what you see and experience a grasshopper’s or a giant’s perspective? Choose your glasses wisely. Invite someone to exchange their 3-D glasses for God glasses today!
Numbers 13 & 14; Psalm 54; John 9:35-41
As Always, From my Heart,
The 10 spies with 3-D glasses is a great mind visual of what we do when we focus on the problem and not on God! Thanks! I needed that today and everyday. It is so obvious when I have my eyes on the Lord and His ability, I am strong emotionally. When I divert my eyes to the gigantic problems looming over me, I coward and emotionally take a dive. And this is a moment by moment commitment I have to make as I walk through the shadow of death of cancer... It's good to acknowledge the problem, but I am only as strong and ready to move out when I keep my eyes riveted on God's provision day by day!