DON'T STOP SWINGING THE HAMMER!!!
Jeremiah 23:29 (NLT) "Does not my word burn like fire?" says the LORD. "Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock to pieces?"
Gran Gran Britt is 83 years old. She has been teaching our adult Sunday School class for many years now. "The Gran" is very strong in The Lord and sweetly humble. One thing she does love to brag about though... is her precious class members! I must say that through Christ she has trained up a MIGHTY ARMY of Prayer Warriors! I don't get to attend my mothers class often due to my responsibilities during the Sunday School hour but when I saw this lesson I thought others outside our church might enjoy reading it also. ENJOY!
FROM THE HEART OF GRAN:
I remember being about 10 years old, when my father informed me that I would be helping him instead of out playing with my friends during the Summer. Of course I wasn't happy about it, and was even more sad when he placed a large, heavy sledge hammer in my hands and told me to get busy and brake up a small section of concrete, load it in the wheelbarrow and dump it in the waste pile.
The Summer sun was very hot, and my attitude was not the greatest, but I got to work. I swung the heavy hammer over my head and came down as hard as I could, hitting the concrete with much to my surprise NOTHING happened, there was only a small scratch on the surface that could be seen. I swung the hammer and let it fly again, and came up with the same result - nothing! This stuff was hard, and it seemed to resist every one of my attempts. My energy level was just about gone. Dishearten, I sat down and felt like giving up. It wasn't long before my Dad came walking by, encouraging me to keep going, assuring me that eventually it would break if I would continue!
Faith for everything you have need of is much like breaking concrete. We're burdened down with the reality of the problem and the symptoms are very real. Sometimes it can seem as if the problem is as hard as concrete! We can grow tired, and discouraged.
What you may not realize is, just like the concrete, though you may not see any change, it is beginning to loose from within our spirit and it getting ready to shatter. Every stroke of the hammer of God's Word brings it closer to the point where it will crumble!
We need to come to a point of understanding that the Word of God is ALL powerful! The Word of God is a hammer that is able to crush every thing that is coming against you, even those that seem so hard that they could never be removed. The question is NOT in the ability of the Word of God.....it is in what we believe! DO YOU BELIEVE???
Blessings to you always ~
Mavalean Britt (Gran Gran)
Pamela Britt Malone