Cave or Castle? Makes No Difference to God

It’s Friday and time for another link up with The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday…a time when we “just write for five minutes not worrying if everything is just right.” If you would like to link up click HERE.

PROMPT:  Perspective

“So David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Soon his brothers and all his other relatives joined him there. Then others began coming—men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented—until David was the captain of about 400 men.”
1 Samuel 22: 1-2

I read these couple of verses this morning and the first thought that popped into my mind was:

Isn’t that just like God?

David was on the run from Saul. He was hiding out in a cave. And yet, God still placed him in a position to lead 400 men!

So often, we are looking for ideal environments before we serve.
This has to be right.
That has to be right.
But David was in a cave.

What a great reminder that God can and will use us anywhere and anytime. What we might perceive as an inconvenience; He perceives as an opportunity.

11 thoughts on “Cave or Castle? Makes No Difference to God

  1. Linda Stoll

    Wow! I’ve traveled over to your blog from Gypsy Mama this morning …. and am amazed at your wise perspective at this very early o’dark thirty hour!

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    1. Eileen Post author

      Ha! I am a morning person…my mind turns to mush in the evening! Thanks for stopping by, Linda!

      Reply
  2. Linda

    Guilty as charged!! I find myself often looking for things to be “just right” when there is no such thing. Thanks for your lovely post and beautiful picture to go with it.

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    1. Eileen Post author

      It’s always interesting to me the lessons we can take from just a couple verses. Thanks, Shelly

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  3. richelle

    “So often, we are looking for ideal environments before we serve. This has to be right. That has to be right. But David was in a cave. What a great reminder that God can and will use us anywhere and anytime. What we might perceive as an inconvenience; He perceives as an opportunity.”

    wise and lovely words, eileen! thanks for sharing the insight God gave you to these few verses. they are a great challenge for me!

    blessings!

    Reply

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