God, who loves us and watches over us, sent Jesus, a descendant of David, to transform and change many lives as he walked on the earth. He was obedient to God the Father (His Father), and willingly sacrificed His life, for the task he had been sent to earth to accomplish.
He was anointed by God, and chosen to heal the sick, mend the broken hearted, and to preach, teach and heal.
He called unlearned, smelly fishermen to become His disciples. God takes the foolish to confound the wise. He raised them from nobody to greatness as disciples in Christ.
He walked, talked, ate with them. They knew of his peace and love. He even taught them how to pray.
Many lives were transformed. God worked through Jesus to transform lives. Through the sins of man Jesus was crucified to die on the cross of Calvary. He endured the pain and suffering, rejection and criticism, hatred and, through His love for people and for their salvation, died.
The way to greatness for Jesus was the way of the cross as the suffering servant and he was victorious when He rose again.
He appeared to many people and they believed in Him. He transformed many lives and blessed them. This carpenter from Nazareth became the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and the Saviour of the world.
After he ascended to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to anoint these disciples who faithfully and obediently responded to His call. These ordinary people, left all behind them, and empowered by God, shared the Good news of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible.
The Holy Spirit chose Saul, the persecutor, with worldly power. GREATNESS in the eyes of the world – is found in POWER!
And He transformed and renewed Saul’s life. Saul lost all his material possessions for the greatest spiritual possession of receiving the Holy Spirit, and he became Paul, the faithful Apostle, who went about preaching, teaching and healing.
God raised him up to be the great apostle and to save millions of souls by sharing the good news about Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
In the midst of life’s battles remember that God loves you. As David cried to God in the cave: “O my God, as the deer pants for the water so my soul longs for you, My God….” In his quiet moments he sought the Lord.
No matter how far away we go, God hears our prayer, for His ears are open to the cries of His children. In Psalm 34: 15 (written by David):-
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.
Yet the Lord heard his prayer and answered Him. No matter how far down we sink, God can lift us up and put us on the rock that will never sink, a life in Jesus. Our faith and foundation is in Jesus.
Today, there are lions and bears and giants awaiting to be slain. The enemy waits to devour, kill and destroy like a roaring lion. Therefore God is calling us.
Are we confident enough, faithful enough, to accept the challenge that the Holy Spirit does not call only on special or important people.
He calls on ordinary people like you and me. We need to listen, to hear His call and to obey His call to share the good news of Jesus Christ. This is our opportunity to bring others to know and love God, and to spread the Word of Jesus. The Holy Spirit transforms lives. He empowers us to be witnesses to the Gospel.
As David was chosen, we too are chosen. We are taken from our pastures where we are comfortable and He sets our feet on higher ground. We are blessed with greatness through His supernatural power.
What a blessing it is to be assured that Jesus is ours, and has changed and transformed our lives. Life will never be the same again. He takes us out of our comfort zone, through many trials and tribulations I always have managed to hold onto God.
If we are faithful to God, then God will be faithful to us………
And God blessed me and set my feet where He wanted me to be, to share the Good News of Jesus. His blessings literally abound my life every single day.
Today, God is calling us, the harvest is plenty, the workers few. Listen for God’s presence, listen to His voice, and to be open to change and live faithfully as witnesses to the love of God in Jesus Christ.
For the believer, the way to the greatness of the cross is the way of suffering and being His servant. To serve others willingly, faithfully and obediently. I want to be great in the Lord’s eyes.
So all glory, praise and honour to the Most High God.
Like David, we too can be raised up to walk in Christ’s spiritual victory greatness to win souls. Are you accepting his challenge today to answer his call?
Think of Jesus Christ knocking now, asking to come into your life. You want Him to come into your life, or perhaps you want to make sure that He has come into your life.
It might help you to say this prayer, phrase by phrase, quietly, slowly, thoughtfully, thinking carefully what you are saying and what you are doing.
Lord Jesus Christ,
I know that I have sinned in my thoughts, words and actions.
There are so many good things that I have not done.
There are so many sinful things I have done.
I am so very sorry for my sins and I shall now turn from everything that I know to be wrong.
You gave your life upon the cross for me.
Gratefully I give my life back to you.
Now I ask you to come into my life.
Come in as my Lord to control me.
Come in as my friend to be with me.
And I will serve you all the remaining years of my life in complete obedience.
With many prayerful blessings