Reverse - Greg Sykes - Devotional

Posted by Greg Sykes on 15 March 2017

Reverse

Luke 13:30 MSG - “This is the Great Reversal: the last in line put at the head of the line, and the so-called first ending up last.”

A friend of mine was walking with his little girl one night when he was startled by a man dressed in all black and held at knife-point. The man demanded that the visibly stunned father surrender his wallet and cell phone. What the perpetrator didn't know is that my friend is highly skilled in martial arts and self-defense. In less than 2 seconds, the perfectly prepared father skillfully removed the knife from the hand of his aggressor and calmly ordered him to run and not look back. That's exactly what the perpetrator did! The father and daughter watched the man disappear into the night and then went about their evening plans.

Even what the enemy means to harm or use against us, our Mighty God can turn and use for our good! Maybe you're experiencing great difficulty, loss or failure. I believe that God will take and turn the results of these burdens and use them in your story for your good and His glory. If you are anything like me, perhaps some days you feel insecure, insignificant or incapable. The good news is you're in good company. All throughout the Word of God we learn that these are the people the Lord tends to use to accomplish great things!

God consistently and astonishingly takes the most impossible scenarios, turns them around and uses them in ways we never thought possible. The ultimate example is this: God, through the sacrifice of His only son, REVERSED the curse of sin and took it on Himself for us, so that would be given what we don't deserve (eternal life) and relieved of what we did deserve (eternal separation from God). This is the greatest reversal of all! 

More like this

So did Jesus even like singing?

In studying the practices and principles of Christian worship in the New Testament, the right starting point is surely the life and teaching of Jesus. The first significant thing to note is that Jesus Himself was a worshipper. Indeed, He...

Dear Worship Leader, Our Job Is Pretty Simple

Dear Worship Leader, Our job is pretty simple. I cringe to write that, and I bet you are hoping that your lead pastor or others in your congregation don't read that line. I mean, we already have enough people who don’t take...

Cut It Out (Noah study part 2)

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord...

Free Songs