Everyone has their own personal story of God’s divine intervention. How He brought them out of the enemies hand and delivered them. God’s fingerprint is on every life whether we choose to admit His existence or not. He is still there. The psalmist say He is always there pleading and making intercession to the Father on our behalf. He is just waiting for us to get it right. God provides us ample time to come to the realization that it is not about us but that it is because of Him that we even have breath. That because of His sacrifice are we even able to have existence. It is not because of any good that we have done but only the love of the son, sitting on the right hand of the father pleading our case that we are; But God!
It is when we come into that knowledge of understanding the full power of God that we no longer take our existence for granted. We began to understand that we are beautifully and wonderfully made. We are crafted, each one a different design with an original purpose in mind. While we often don’t know our purpose, it is our divine right to figure out the reason for your existence. Make no mistake that we all have a purpose and reason for living. You may not understand it, may question why, but it is advantageous for us to figure it out.
It is time for us, as true believers of the word to stand up and take your rightful place. It is time to be diligent in the delivery of the word. We are building the kingdom, and as the body of Christ we need to be pristine, shining examples of His grace and mercy, striving daily to be like Him. No we aren’t perfect cause we are fleshly beings living this human experience, but in Christ we have the example of perfection and this is how we pattern our life’s. Through Him we become perfect, Psalms 18:30 (NIV) says “As for God, his way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;”
I could tell you cute stories of how your walk with Christ will be a bed of roses, peaches and cream, but that would be an untruth. Truth is, this walk is hard and tedious. Sometimes you will want to give up, you will want to throw in the towel. You are going to shed tears, have your feelings hurt by some of God’s very elect but I’m here to tell you don’t let the enemy trick you or stop you from reaching your purpose in God. No matter how you reach your purpose be it running, walking, or even crawling, do what you must to get there. The rewards of living in God’s will far outweigh any riches you could ever receive on earth. The heavenly reward is far greater than this earthly outcome.
James stated in James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. So even though this walk becomes tedious at times, we must continue to have faith. In this faith walk, God is growing our patience, making us stronger and equipping us for the race. I found it interesting that everything else in this scripture refers to man, except patience. I think that was deliberate because patience is a virtue typically seen in women. My Bishop says it is because women birth (the baby), they actually bring forth. Wisdom and patience is something that’s birthed and in turn, can bring forth. As we run this race with patience we are birthing forth purpose, birthing hope, birthing love. It is all by Gods design.