His heart was pounding as he ran towards the mountain of evil before him. The mountain was huge, evil and dark, but there was no fear in the heart of the young man. Only resounding courage and trust in the God of his fathers. When the giant fell, all the doubters gathered around David and cheered in joy while courage sprouted in their hearts and they rose to fight on to victory.
She shuddered as the servants relayed the way her husband had treated the men that had spent the winter protecting their flocks. She knew the anger of their Shepherd Warrior leader would be kindled, and with good cause. There was no one to stand in the gap, so she ordered her men to saddle her donkey and she rode out toward the impending doom, alone. Later, David thanked the Lord for sending Abigail to speak peace to his heart and prevent him from shedding blood.
These are just a couple of the legendary stories and people we read about in the Bible. We all want to be like David and Abigail.
Peter, Mary, Paul, Rahab – they are all role models many of us have looked up to since our childhood. We all want to be like them: followers of God with fire in our hearts and bold courage shining through our actions. We dream of being Kingdom shakers and mountain movers.
And we long to see the same traits in our children.
So many times I have planned out ways to make my children be like these mighty people. But that is my pride speaking. I can no more make my children warriors of faith than I can create a thunderstorm during a drought.
This is an article I wrote for the Kaylene Yoder Blog. To read more click here!
I am on a journey to know Jesus better, and be the wife, mommy and friend that God created me to be, all within the walls of my own little home. <3