Saturday, July 20, 2019

What of you?

Now the Lord had said to Abram, “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1

The most dramatic changes in your life will come from God's initiative, not yours. The people God used mightily in Scripture were all ordinary people to whom He gave divine assignments that they never could have initiated. The Lord often took them by surprise, for they were not seeking significant mandates from God.
- Blackaby

Out of Spurgeon's for this morning he mentions someone who was quoted as saying "Anyone who has spent 5 minutes in Heaven knows more than all the theologians on the Earth."

All of us who have come to Christ have an assignment.  We all have something that either we are doing now or haven't begun yet.

Think about where you are and what it is you are doing. If you aren't apart of something special with God, ask Him what it is you should be doing.  We are a part of the body of Christ.  A body has uncounted billions of cells with a purpose.
There's a reason for each to be where they are and what they are doing.

It took most of my lifetime to get to where I am today with this blog. Which I am convinced is of God.  I could say that it was my jumping the gun decades ago that ruined its true beginning, but that's not entirely accurate.  For one, the technology wasn't there. There were no blogs, no smartphones. No easy means of looking up Scriptural references and thoughts.  My maturity in Christ would also need development.  Jesus didn't hand the Disciples the Gospels at the beginning of their ministry and say Here ya go! Don't mess it up! Catch ya later!

They weren't ready.  Just like often we aren't ready, but we are in training.  To be His workmanship means a work in progress.  Not ending.  Sometimes suspended but not ended until the mission is completed.

So look around your life.  You may have a big assignment on par with the Apostles or on par with just helping others. But trust Him, not me, He has something for you to do for Him.

In the parables of the landowner.  The workers were given assignments.  All of them.  They all gave an account of their actions.  All of them.

So pray. Ask what it is He has for you to do.  Don't be fearful of what it might be.  I was at first but it was senseless.  What He had for me to do is beyond anything I could ever imagine.  It's been awesome!

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