Thursday, August 20, 2009
Mr. Big (7-1-09)
I have learned a lesson long ago that a man who magnifies the Lord with praise simultaneously shrinks his problems. There are so many great examples from scripture. Moses, Daniel, the three Hebrews, Deborah, Elijah, David and others. If I had failed in this exercise alone I would find myself in despair overwhelmed by my problems. Yet there is something about seeing the bigness of God that gives you hope. I can dwell endlessly on Alsup and his many vicious weapons but he is very small to God. I know I am not the first to face impossible odds and life threatening trials. How many have gone before me as champions of faith proving God faithful over and over again? I consider it a special joy to be called worthy of this great company of saints. God is still seeking testimonial witness today. Their stories are great and strengthen my faith but God is still alive and working. Testimony must continue and not cease with the dead. Faith is for the living not the dead. Every saint who has been battle tested that I know would not trade their new found wisdom obtained through suffering for comfort. My vote agrees with them. I may have lost my reputation, client’s trust, friends, money, time and other joys but I’ve received a larger measure of Christ. If this is God’s wrath and punishment as my critics contend then I say God’s wrath is sweeter than love. Why can’t God use my little trial as a big show of His glory? Is not my generation entitled to a relevant witness. If not me who? Like that donkey in Shrek “Pick me, Pick me.” Pick me as a testimony to your glory. Pick my Dorean plan to bring truth to the mortgage industry as a model of what you can do with the weak of this world. Repeat your pattern of bringing down the proud and demanding justice. Show your resurrection power can pierce any sealed tomb of man’s making. Rebuke those who claim all hope is lost. Reward all those who trust in you. Be God and let us be your servants. Use us wisely. Cause us to dance the dance of victory on the necks of those who opposed you. Take my name off of Dorean and make it your sovereign gift. Let those who contend with me contend with you. Show the world that Dorean was your origin and not of men. As the womb in kindness delivered your savior to this world deliver Dorean. Show them who Mr. Big is.