Sunday, February 6, 2011

Showers of Blessing!

“For who has despised the day of small things?” Zechariah 4:10

We see ordinary people going unnoticed in our daily lives very often. But there is a God in heaven that sees their hearts, their integrity and dedication, and transforms them into extra ordinary people.

Prophet Elijah was on Mount Carmel praying to God after he proved to the people that the God he served was the living God who answered Elijah’s prayer by fire. He told Ahab that there is going to be an abundance of rain. Although the Lord had told him about it (1 Kings 18:1) Elijah himself could not believe it. He was praying for the rain and it was the seventh time he saw a small cloud as small as a man’s hand rising out of the sea (1 Kings 18:44). This small cloud turned out to be a heavy rain which marked the end of the drought.

When Prophet Samuel reached Jesse’s house to anoint a new king for Israel he had Jesse’s seven sons’ pass before him. God had not chosen any one of them but the eighth son, David, who was keeping the sheep. David was never considered per world standards, but Almighty God saw in him “a man after My own heart, who will do all My will” Acts 13:22. Beloved, God wants you to know wherever you are, although you might be doing a menial job He sees you and knows your heart. Your prayers and your righteousness and faithfulness towards Him are going to be answered. It is He who is going to elevate you. As the Word says, “For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” 1 Samuel 16:7.

Philip was an ordinary person serving tables when he was chosen to spread the Word of God. He had the privilege to baptize the Ethiopian Finance minister and was the only one who was caught up by the Spirit of the Lord. We read in Acts 8:39 “Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus” Acts 8:40. He was chosen from among all others only because of his good reputation, his fullness of the Holy Spirit and his wisdom (Acts 6:3).

The Philippian jailer considered Paul and Silas as very ordinary people once they were in jail. Things began to change when they started to pray and sing hymns to God. “There was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.” Acts 16:26. We see the jailer’s reaction in Acts 16:30,”Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

Dear reader, all praise goes to the great God whom we serve. His eyes scan to and fro throughout the whole earth (Zechariah 4:10) to find out whose hearts are loyal to Him. He has seen you and He knows you. Believe! He is going to use you mightily although you maybe an irrelevant person in your community today. There is going to be a tomorrow when you are going to shake the world.

Be Blessed!

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