Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Being Yourself (7-19-09)
I was reading the scriptures at I Chronicles 12. This is not one of the most moving blocks of scripture yet God used it to give me a sweet revelation. In the height of God's supernatural faith being imparted as a gift that can get you through any circumstance is this lingering person called yourself. Many times you seem to be a spectator to your own life. I was kind of in this place where my flesh is weary while my spirit is strong. In this scripture God chronicles the names of men who joined David in the wilderness. It lists some of their exploits as warriors but doesn't say anything of their prayer life, love, compassion, or any spiritual gift. I think the devil tries to beat us over the head with the ordinariness of our lives. Most of us are not healing the sick, moving mountains, or calling fire down from heaven. This band of men were skilled in war but that is a human exercise. This is a very flattering version of their alliance to David. In other text they are ready to kill him when raiders took their wives and children. They were loyal but with all the frailties of humanity. The one thing that stands out as a spiritual choice is that they aligned themselves with the word of God. Samuel spoke of David being King and these men chose to believe it and stake their lives on it before God made it obvious to the masses. They were men of flesh, ordinary in circumstance except for this one choice. They did obtain extraordinary victories over time in the ordinary course of being themselves only because they believed God's word true. If you like them can make that choice before it is made obvious that is a supernatural miracle. No greater miracle is needed in the ordinary life for this revelation is the gateway to endless possibilities in Christ. What you need when you need it to get to where God wants you is easy compared with the revelation steering you to choose God's way through his unrevealed King. Be yourself as God chose you when you arrived in the wilderness surrounded by a ragtag band. Victories and vindication will be ordinary to you.