Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- June 25, 2012
“So the king did not listen to the people, for this turn of events was from God, to fulfill the word the Lord had spoken to Jeroboam son of Nebat through Ahijah the Shilonite.” 2 Chronicles 10:15
Sometimes the Lord uses negative situations to get His positive results. What looks like a serious mistake on the surface turns out to be an opportunity for the Spirit to succeed. The Lord can use unruly people and a crisis of faith to carry out His game plan. One person’s blunder in judgment becomes an open door for Jesus to walk through showing Himself up close and personal. God can use a turn of events to bring about His desired outcome.
We are wise not to fight against God but to wait on the validation of His will and way. If we rush to correct a person or circumstance we may be delaying the inevitable. The Holy Spirit directs the hearts of men and women for His directive. So it’s from our humble heart that we hear from the Spirit the steps we need to take. We listen intently gaining insight into the heart of the matter. We wait until we have peace from God.
“Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” Acts 5:38-39
Are you disappointed in a leader who lacks leadership qualities? Are your ideas and recommendations dismissed before they even have time to be considered? If so, stay true to what you know is true, trusting the Lord will use you and others to accomplish His purpose. Indeed, roadblocks are an opportunity to slow down and watch Christ work. Man’s “no” is an opening for God’s “yes”. He is faithful to fulfill what He has promised.
Moreover, the Lord uses the unremarkable to accomplish the remarkable. Do not despise your small contribution as insignificant; you may be the “tipping point” in advancing the Kingdom’s agenda. Your influence over influencers is a behind the scenes strategy to glorify God. Be bold in speaking up for what’s right, even if your flesh feels it will fall on deaf ears. The Holy Spirit is at work and He is using you to fulfill the word of the Lord.
“The LORD said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” Jeremiah 1:12
Prayer: Heavenly Father, use me to be a facilitator of the fulfillment of Your word.
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