Thursday, September 07, 2006

proverbs 21:31

Proverbs 21:31
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.”

On the one side it says, do the work, make the preparations...try try try. But then it says that ultimately victory is more a matter of prayer and depending on, trust, trust.

So which is it? How do we do we do both at the same time? I think this paradox really provides for us the formula that we so often get out of balance in our lives. Following Christ is not a matter of just one or the other…it’s a matter of both sides of this equation:

The horse is made ready for the day of battle.” Do the work, put in the effort, TRY, TRY, TRY.

But ultimately “victory rests with the Lord.” Pray more, wait more, TRUST, TRUST, TRUST. Rely on God. Stop trying to do it on my own.