Spiders

Spider Web Gravity WellImage by Automania via Flickr

The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in king's palaces.
Proverbs 30:28

Everything a spider needs to survive and succeed in life, God put within it. Swipe it with a broom and before it hits the ground, its fall is broken. It just reaches inside, releases another protein-filled silk-like thread, slides down, finds a safe place, then comes back stronger than ever and builds a new web. What's the message of the spider? Everything you need, God has placed within you! The Bible says, 'His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness...he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature' (2 Peter 1:3-4 NIV). What has God given us? 'Everything we need.' What has God made us participants in? 'His divine nature.' Wow! Your future is not determined by who you know and who you don't, who likes you and who doesn't. The power to fulfil your destiny is within you! The warfare over your life and the struggle you're in is about what you were born, called and gifted to do. So, 'Stir up...the...gift of God...that is in you' (2 Timothy 1:6 AMP). In other words, start producing!

Life may have knocked you down but it hasn't knocked you out. What's at work within you will triumph over what's at work around you. Stand on God's Word, draw on your faith, hold on, and when the smoke clears, rise up and announce, 'By the grace of God, I'm back!' You say, 'But I've lost so much.' As long as you still have what God put within you, you can make it!

Used with permission from UCB Word for Today. Free issues are available here for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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GrandmaK said…
"Stand on God's Word, draw on your faith, hold on, and when the smoke clears, rise up and announce, 'By the grace of God, I'm back!' You say, 'But I've lost so much.' As long as you still have what God put within you, you can make it!" What a wonderful way to start this week. This is all so very true and God Bless you for sharing it! Cathy
Angie said…
Always such good words from UCB.
Britt-Arnhild said…
I have a phobia for spiders.......
Wanda said…
What a great devotion Mike... Love how you used Proverbs for this meditation.... Great.
Pietro said…
Thanks for these powerful words, Mike.