The ol Lefty

“Among all these soldiers there were seven hundred chosen men who were left-handed, each of whom could sling a stone at a hair and not miss”  Judges 20:16 (NIV)

These men were called upon to fight for the Israelite army. I guarantee that these soldiers didn’t “just happen” to be good at the sling shot. It must have taken years of training and practice. Today we expect things to come easily and quickly, with very little extra effort.

To be great at a craft or sport, we need this type of focus that is accompanied by lots of sweat, training and practice. We can ask God to build this into us.

But more importantly, we need to take the time to train our spiritual side. We need to study and think about the bible and it’s principles. Memorize it. Spend extra time talking to God(see “prayer tab” at Plead with God to get us out of harmful habits. Ask Him continually to give us strength to live well. Confess wrongs, then move forward…


Heavenly Father, help me to make the time to train in my craft, sport, occupation, and especially in my faith-walk with You. Thank You for the blessings that will result. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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