From the Donkey’s Mouth to Our Lives Today, He is Mighty Still!

Luke 1:49

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text: Shelly Tiffin


When I read the Old Testament, It’s filled with stories of a God who is mighty. A God who

  • created all that is from nothing
  • provided a child for Abraham and Sarah
  • provided a sacrifice for Abraham and Isaac
  • gave Moses the courage and willingness to be used
  • brought plagues and parted the Red Sea, freeing the Israelites
  • spoke through a donkey to reveal himself to a sorcerer
  • used the obedience of Joshua and the faith of a prostitute to bring down an entire city
  • helped slay giants with tiny stones
  • sent angels into the fire to protect His faithful ones bringing about the conversion of the very king who sentenced them
  • closed the mouths of lions
  • used a loyal friend to help protect David and bring him to the throne
  • provided for a faithful daughter in-law

…and the list goes on.

In today’s world, I think that when we read these stories, even as believers, it’s hard to truly fathom that these things really happened. And even harder to fathom that they still do.

But they do!!!

It may not be as obvious or outlandish at times, but there is no doubt our God is mighty. He is with us, protecting us as we go, healing us as we serve, transforming us as we pray, equipping us as we read, and connecting us with the world He loves so that we might see people the way He does.

Where do we see God’s mightiness today?

In the stories we share of what He has accomplished in our lives.

God has taken this thirteen year old victim of sexual abuse who fought for control of every situation for years after, and He has transformed her into a joyful wife, mother, teacher, and follower of all He lays on my heart. Rather than living in the pain of the past and in the bondage of looking out for myself,  I live in the joy of all Christ has accomplished in me and in the security of His provision. I live in the hope that He can and will use me to show this world just how mighty He is. And, that the unfathomable demonstrations of His power that happened so long ago are still happening today.

Our stories of His powerful transformations in our lives often seem just as outlandish to some as those found in the Old Testament, but the world still needs to hear them. And, in sharing our stories, we reveal a God who is eager to love, mighty to save, and worthy to be called GodTweet This

(This post is part of Five-Minute Friday at Lisa Jo Baker. How it works: I write on one word for five minutes. No editing. Today’s word: mighty)

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  • http://heresmytakeonit.blogspot.com/ Kelly Blackwell

    What a tremendous God we have. To look back on all He has done in the lives of so many in the Bible and today, is overwhelming and so very encouraging! Thank you for sharing just a pinch of your transformation story. I was so blessed to read it. It is nice to know that there are so many of us out there who are walking in the love of their Lord.
    Today is my first time with Five Minute Friday, and I can’t wait for next week. :) God bless you!

    • http://www.shellytiffin.com Shelly Tiffin

      I’m so glad you decided to tryout Five Minute Friday. Thanks for stopping by and I agree that it is comforting to know how many of us there are that know the mightiness of our God. I’m always amazed at how similar many of our posts are, but encouraged by it at the same time.

  • http://bluecottonmemory.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/mighty-fine-is-not-love-the-degeneration-of-love/ bluecottonmemory

    What a testimony of what our mighty God has done for you. When you gave your list – it me me think that our God is so mighty – that he is willing to step off His throne – to wrestle with someone like Jacob – because He loved him so much – as a mom – that just grabs me – that He loves His children like that!

    Thank you for sharing how He worked in your life! Powerful story!

    • http://www.shellytiffin.com Shelly Tiffin

      I hadn’t even thought about it that way. Thanks for adding to it.

  • http://www.mandybakerjohnson.com Mandy Johnson

    Thanks for this powerful reminder of the mightiness of God in different situations Shelly. Especially helpful to be reminded of Rahab’s faith since I’ll be joining an outreach team to women in the sex industry for the first time tonight. Blessings!

    • http://www.shellytiffin.com Shelly Tiffin

      What a ministry! I will be praying for you in that tonight. May you experience His mighty power as you go tonight.

  • Andrea

    Speechless and Blessed! I am in awe this morning if his faithfulness and awesomeness.. Thank you for being so transparent and open, you’ve set my eyes upon Him this morning and they will be fixed on him throughout the day, as I am reminded of this word you’ve given!

    • http://www.shellytiffin.com Shelly Tiffin

      What kind words. And, the Lord Almighty has used yours to bless my day as well. Thanks for stopping by!