Tuesday, October 7, 2008


This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. I hope you will as well.

We have several people in our church who read a Proverbs a day. Today is the 7th day of October, so everyone read Proverbs chapter 7. We then text message each other with comments and thoughts that the Lord spoke to us through that days reading. It really is inspiring and also a good accountability tool Well, as we read through chapter 30, verse 26 jumped out at me because of the use of the word conies. You see I LOVE extra long cheese coney's from Sonic, so that word raised my interests. I studied the word and found out that it really has nothing to do with Sonic. Let me share with you a little bit about conies.

"The conies are but a feeble folk, yet they make their houses in the rocks." Proverbs 30:26 AMP

A Coney looks like a rabbit but he can't run like one. He resembles a mole but he can't dig deep like one. So he moves to higher ground and positions himself in rocks, in a place of strength.

What's the message of the Coney? Reposition yourself! How?

(1) By realizing who you are in Christ.

When you accepted Jesus as your Saviour, your status in God's eyes changed completely. You're no longer an outsider but a fully accepted member of God's redeemed family, with direct access to your Heavenly Father and all the rights and privileges that go with it. Knowing that allows you to operate from a place of strength and not weakness, faith and not fear. When that happens you begin to pray for more, believe God for more, and enjoy more of His blessings.

(2) By recognizing that YOUR limitations don't limit God.

Who does God use? "Feeble folk" (v.26 AMP). Aren't you glad for that? God uses feeble folk. Folk that don't have it all together; folk that are struggling with finances; folk that are battling anger; frustration, worry, doubt, fear; folk who are currently going through a storm; folk who are diseased in their bodies; folk who aren't perfect! How does he use them?

By putting them in positions of strength. Sometimes that means putting extra support around them.

When you have a bad leg, you don't put the brace on your good leg, you put it on the feeble one. And if He has to, God will put braces on you and get you there ahead of the people who sit around complacent and complaining.

"Feeble folk" praise God differently! Others praise Him because they have a feeling of entitlement, but not conies; they remember where they were when God found them and what He brought them through, and they say, "If it had not been the Lord who was on our side" (Psalm 124:1). Blessings!

Pastor Rusty