When they went from one nation to another, From one kingdom to another people, He permitted no one to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes, Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”
Moreover He called for a famine in the land; He destroyed all the provision of bread.
There's too much to write about my conversation with Abba this morning. But to say it was. blessing was the understatement of a lifetime.
He explained so many things.
Perhaps I am not the only one for whom the last few months have no made sense. Even in listening to Him, His instructions felt contradictory and messy.
I asked Him many times, "What are we doing?" and filled in the blanks with my own explanations at times (don't do that, let them be blank).
But through it all, I knew He was there.
I'm very excited because there is a time of clarity that's here. A time of people understanding "why."
For those who have walked in love, done their best even when it was not quite up to par, and chosen gentleness, it will be like a cool drink.
But even if you haven't, it will be a time of understanding how to correct the consequences of where you've found yourself.
Many people will be very surprised. The image that comes to mind beggar in a cloak pulling back his hood to reveal a rich man.
One thing I must write is that it's important in life not to apply human/worldly scales when judging the worth of people. Don't do it, because none of us know who someone is the Kingdom of God. You don't know their position with God. You don't know how He sees them.
Human beings have very shallow ways of gauging the importance of another person: clothing, background, language, history, job, etc. God is very different. The person is tattered stained clothing could be the apple of His eye. Be careful is what I heard over and over this morning.
Anyway, I'm excited for this time of rest, peace, and clarity. Hidden things being uncovered. God is very faithful and does things in His time.
Don't ever think you know who God values. There was one time where Jesus charged His disciples as not helping Him when He was starving and naked. They said, "When did we do that?" And He told them, "When you did it to the least of these, the lowest among you, you did it to Me."
Jesus, the Son of God, was identifying with the unseen and needy as Himself.
If you have felt unseen and needy or without help, know that Jesus sees you. In the world you may be seen as worth less or a burden, or a failure, but to the living God, you are a treasure and He covers you with His mantle even if there is no one there. He loves you. Talk to Him.
God doesn't do things the way humans do. He doesn't think like us at all. When scanning the world, especially people, from high places, be careful to not assume who He holds dear.
"But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 1: 27-31
Lots of love. God is with you.
There's a song that goes, "Love lifted me, love lifted me, when nothing else could help, love lifted me." This love is found in Jesus. Nothing else in the world is designed to satisfy the yearning of our hearts. No human. No child. No achievement or money or dug or drink. Only Jesus. It begins with inviting Him in and saying yes.