Have you ever known that you are exactly where you are supposed to be yet at the same time have a keen awareness that you are getting ready to be absolutely catapulted into something new and fresh? I’m talking to somebody today. Is it you?
I know unequivocally that I am exactly where I’m supposed to be but it is not where I am going to stay for very long.
How many of you know that boldness offends many? How many of you know that many in the Bible including Jesus, offended many in their day? Kevin Zadai has a good message on YouTube about this right now. A prophet is without honor amongst his own people and culture; the Word is clear.
I am so excited and encouraged when I look at the failings of those in Scripture and how God turned them into His mouth pieces, proclaiming loudly the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has to clean us up, clean us out and get us to the point where we are fully relying on Him before He can use us to the fullest extent He has planned since before He laid the foundations of this world. Yes, God wrote your story long, long ago. I love in the book of Job where God reminds Job that he was with Him in heaven long before he ever came to Earth (not clear in all translations). I also love the part of Job’s story where he says that even though God slay him, he will still serve Him. Even Job’s wife telling him to just curse God and die does not dissuade this true servant’s heart.
My spirit repeatedly welled up today. It was so difficult to contain. So much of the church is pretending. I won’t say a whole lot more at this time about this. But I will say that God calls us to come out from among the world and be separate, that He calls us salt and light and that everyone that I’m aware of in Scripture that Jesus called, He did so publicly. And when Peter, who had denied even knowing Jesus multiple times, came into the fullness of ministry and the point of martyrdom, he was bold with the fire of the Holy Ghost in him and on him. John the Baptist was thought a lunatic as he cried out in the wilderness to prepare the way of the Lord.
I am so tired of performance in my own life and in the lives of those around me. I’d rather be counted with the likes of Peter, John the Baptist, Job and John, the disciple that Jesus loved.
If Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and He is the Word who was made flesh and dwelt among us and the scripture is a two edged sword, then how do we think we can walk on the fence and accomplish our mission and be pleasing to the Lord? Nay, I say by the power of the Holy Ghost and in agreement with the Word, that God will spew out of His mouth the church and individual that rides on the fence. Turn up the heat to purge this out and stir up the gift of the Holy Ghost within you today! Delay is not an option. Time is limited on this Earth.
One final thought… trying to fit in and please others only left me heartbroken with no one in the crowd to rely on. I would rather stand with Jesus who has never failed me and is consistent and steady always.