BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2019
2 Corinthians 8:22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.
Serve faithfully and with diligence under God's anointed ministers because they are carefully chosen to fulfill His purpose among men. God does not choose His vessels in a hurry or as men do.
He looks for certain qualities in them before making His choice. He chooses people, who though may appear insignificant to men, possess certain latent qualities that make them suitable for holy use.
1 Samuel 16:6,8-12 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord's anointed is before him. Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this. Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this. Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
Samuel and Jesse must have been confused until God finally made his choice in David. None of them reckoned with David as the possible successor to king Saul. Compared to his siblings, he was the youngest and he lacked any outward beauty to desire him.
But God's judgment was different.
Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will.
If God brings you to serve under a man like David in a Christian ministry, be careful not to lose him as losing him is losing your place of ministerial prosperity and peace. God ransacked the world to find a man as David.
Having found him he called you to come and serve under him and you want to allow fallen angels, backsliders and your rebellious nature to make you react negatively to God's choice? That will be terrible!
Thought for the day:
Nobody can choose for God
Song for the day:
Give me oil in my lamp keep me burning….
Bible reading for the day:
Proverbs 15-16; 2 Corinthians 1
PASTOR PAUL RIKA