Horse Deep Faith
I found an interesting quote that unbelievably came from the Wall Street Journal in 1954. The WSJ said this: “What America needs more than railway expansion, western irrigation, a bigger cotton crop, and a larger wheat crop is a revival, the kind that our fathers and mothers used to have, a religion that counted it good business to take time for family worship each day no matter how busy, a religion that made men quit work earlier on Wednesday so that the whole family could get ready to go to prayer meeting.”
It is hard to believe that this came out of the Wall Street Journal. We need a return to times where we give God our first and our best. The world in which we live can be so difficult at times. The hectic pace of life seems a little overwhelming to me at times. In those busy times, I need the reminder that the Lord gave us in Psalm 46:10 when He said: “Be still and know that I am God.”
The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah warned us of being overwhelmed by a world that may not care for Christians in Jeremiah 12:5. This verse declares: “If you have raced with men on foot and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you are so trusting what will you do in the thicket?”
I am convinced that in order for us to experience peace and live a victorious Christian life that we need to regularly study God’s Word so much so that we can do as Jeremiah says and “run with horses.” We need to store up His truth on a daily basis so that we are well equipped to face each and every day.
In fact, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
These verses in 2 Timothy teach us that God’s Word is not only necessary but also sufficient to help us through all that we may encounter in our daily living. We face battles each and every day with a world that challenges and demeans Christianity. I want to do all I can to prepare myself daily to face these battles.
As well, I not only need to be able to run with horses but I also desire that for my children as well. I want to do all I can to prepare my children to engage this culture and not allow it to steal their faith and hope in Jesus Christ.
I pray that God will use these verses and words to encourage you in whatever battle you may be facing today and also spur you on to study God’s Word so that you can run with horses.