[The Glory Unveiled]

He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, [4] saying, “Now the LORD has given us room and we will flourish in the land.” [ Genesis 26:22 NIV ]

The believer’s walk with God in this world may be faced with many challenges, trials and confrontations from those who do not understand why we do what we do. But amidst all that the believer will face on their journey, we cannot relent nor quit. Perseverance makes a true believer. Isaac dug a well and people rose up against it. But he didn’t stop just because there were confrontations, instead the more he was confronted, the more well he dug. And through his perseverance, he left an indelible mark in that community and among his people. He named the well that was free from quarrels and aligations, Rehoboth meaning “God has given us room”. Imagine what would have happened if he stopped digging. He wouldn’t have come into the experience of that room (opportunity) that God would have given him. It would have seem like God didn’t give him room in that new land if he hadn’t persevered. The things we desire and are earnestly praying for may be lying behind the lines of perseverance and relentlessness. There is room for you in what you do but you will never know it until you persevere amidst challenges and confrontations. Don’t complain, don’t murmur if you have given up too soon. God is not to blame for not having a room to flourish and excel in your chosen field, if you cower at the least confrontations. Arm yourself with this understanding that you will face challenges if you want to leave a mark here on this side of reality. And that God is committed to giving you room to flourish.

Prayer_Bead: Our Father, thank you for the grace to flourish in this land of my calling. Help me to persevere amidst challenges and confrontations. In Jesus’ name.

Wisdom_Quote: Perseverance makes a true believer.

#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.

The constraints of purpose.

[The Glory Unveiled]

Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is always ready. [ John 7:6 KJV ]

The purpose of God for our lives reaffirmed by the new life secured for us through Jesus has placed us in a place of intentionality and constraint. We cannot live our lives anyhow even if we wanted to–not in a bad way however. We have been brought into a new community where the will of God becomes our priority. We are governed by a new culture and constitution. The world can choose to go in any direction but we cannot. Our ways are dictated by God. And so, it happened that the household of Jesus were supposed to go to a ceremony–the feast of tabernacles. The other party encouraged Jesus to go at a certain time to which Jesus said the words of our anchor scripture. He was living every minute of His life by the dictates of His Father, whereas the people who were encouraging him to go were living as they pleased. Jesus had a strategic mandate and purpose and the responsibilities of that mandate constrained him to a certain life that others will not commit to. If we are living our lives within the margins of our calling and purposes,  we will also confine ourselves to the boundaries of God’s word. If for any reasons we were living like the other party that encouraged Jesus to go to the function, then may God help us to walk in alignment with our callings and purposes.

Prayer_Bead: Lord of Creation, thank you for the privilege to walk in step with your plans and purposes for me. My life and actions align to your calling upon me. I live a life constrained by the Holy Spirit.

Wisdom_Quote: The new man or woman in Christ lives by the orders of heaven.

#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.

Cross examine the package

And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not. [ Genesis 24:21 KJV ]

Many times, many people miss their blessings not because they were not qualified for the blessing but because they could not properly discern the timing of God. Other times, they miss the blessing because they assume wrong. Even though God might have said something at one time does not make it a permanent mark in a stone. And for that, we need to constantly check on the last instruction. We need an updated version of what God said. The servant of Abraham was sent to find a wife for Isaac. He had prayed that God should answer him with a sign. Later when it seem he was answered because the sign came through, he didn’t immediately run for “the answer,” instead he held his peace to examine if what he was seeing was actually what God had sent. You see, we live in a world where counterfeits look like the real deal and so it is expedient that we discern and cross check the offers that are presented to us. Jacob ordered for Rachel but Leah was delivered to him unexpectedly. It may look exactly like what you ordered but it may not be what is delivered. This is why the Scriptures admonish us to be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves. We need the wisdom of God more than ever in our day. So, hold your peace and examine what you are being presented with.

Prayer_Bead: Almighty God, thank you for the privilege to be armed with your word. Help me to be discerning in all things as I walk in wisdom in this deceptive world.

Wisdom_Quote: What you ordered may not always be what is delivered.

#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.