I finished reading 1 Kings Sunday night. The thing that stood out to me was how God used His people to fulfill His purpose. Time and again it says something like: that His word was fulfilled which He spoke through (His prophet).
God is sovereign, yet He depends on us. He uses us as His instrument to carry out His purposes on this earth. It is an astounding truth.
Isaiah 43:7 says that He created us for His glory. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
The question I had to ask the Holy Spirit: am I walking in all that You have prepared for me to walk in? The provision is there. The assignment has been set up before time began.
John 15:5 is a daily reminder for me as to how essential my relationship with the Lord is. It says, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” Nothing.
We know what happened to Jonah when he tried to run from God. Baalam disobeyed the Lord and found himself closed in, with no way to turn to the right or the left. God stood as an adversary before him.
Indecision is from our flesh warring against our spirit. Instability. Double-minded. Jesus asked His disciples to pray. What did they do? They fell asleep on the job. Matthew 26:41 says, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Are you still praying for our nation: that the Lord will have His way, that the hidden will be revealed, and that He will be glorified through all that is taking place? Let us be diligent to quickly obey from the heart. Let us walk in the Spirit so that we do not fall back from what God has called us to do. Let us emulate the Lord and fulfill His purpose through our lives.