A friend brought up the story of Joshua and Caleb so it’s been in the back of my mind, then it comes up again…
I’m listening Lord!
Then Caleb…said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”
But the men…said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are…The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size….We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” Numbers 13:30-33
The Message version of 1 Corinthians 10 (church study) had this gem –
“We don’t reduce Christ to what we are; he raises us to what he is.”
God wants us to see ourselves as HE sees us. Adopted sons and daughters.
He wants us to see our enemies and problems as HE sees them. Already defeated.
From childhood I thought of David Carradine as “grasshopper” and wiki shows this:
Master Po calls his young student “Grasshopper” in reference to a scene in the pilot episode:
Master Po: Close your eyes. What do you hear?
Young Caine: I hear the water, I hear the birds.
Po: Do you hear your own heartbeat?
Po: Do you hear the grasshopper which is at your feet?
Caine: Old man, how is it that you hear these things?
Po: Young man, how is it that you do not?
God wants you to hear His voice…
ask him how He sees you…