Look at how many of our heroes of the faith responded to God’s call:
Moses: was afraid, he was looking to his own inadequacies and I meet women everyday who make that exact mistake.
Gideon: is another example in the Bible of a man we was almost paralyzed as he relied on his own abilities or lack thereof. In Judges 6-8 we read his story. When the Angel of the Lord came to Gideon he was threshing his harvest at night because of fear, but the Angel looks at him and says, “The Lord is with you, Oh mighty man of valor!”
Jeremiah: There in chapter one we see God speaking to this young man…he declares, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Can you imagine hearing God say that to you? But Jeremiah says, “I can’t speak, I’m just a kid.” God says, “Don’t say that! For you will go where I send you and say all I tell you to. Don’t be afraid for their faces, I am with you to deliver you!” God patiently slays every argument by taking Jeremiah’s eyes off himself…
Now contrast these three examples…and trust me the Bible is full of hundreds more like them, with one man….
David: a simple shepherd, the youngest son of Jesse, so unassuming even his own father did not think to call him for Samuel to look at as a potential king. Yet David when he reached the front line and heard the blasphemous threats pouring forth from Goliath did not shrink back. He never considered Himself for even a moment. I suggest to you that David knew the secret of a life lived in Christ…
Not just with Christ,
Not just for Christ,
But literally hidden in Him…
Utterly consumed in His living flames of LOVE!
I believe that is a major reason God said, “David is a man after my own heart who will do all MY will” Acts 13:22. I want the Lord to say that about each one of us and I think He will if you be just willing to grasp onto this Intimate Invitationto be hidden in Him!
What are you waiting for?
Step out of the flow of the WORLD…
Take God at His Word and see what it’s like to LIVE!
“Faith does three things:
1. Reckons, “God is able!”
2. Risks all without hesitation
3. Rests knowing God never fails!” Leonard Ravenhill
Jesus is today offering each of us an intimate invitation to be like David, or the Apostle Paul, or any other hero of the faith you can remember….this is our generation, this is our time….This is a clarion call, will you join the great host who carry the Word? We can do this … because Jesus is in us…. Matthew 28:19-20 and Psalm 68:11