O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place—what are people that you should think about them, mere mortals that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor.
We concluded yesterday saying to run the vision of God for your life may not be very possible without the help of the Holy Spirit. When God put a desire in you and you respond positively, the Holy Spirit will enable you to accomplish it. Most often what most people pursue is their ambition i.e. what you or parents or partner desire you to become.
Most often than not the vision of God for our life is neglected and we give all manners of excuse to avoid it but it is unavoidable and inexcusable. Like Gideon the Lord will always equip you and empower you no matter what excuse you may wish to tender, one look from the Lord will take to a height you never imagined. Consider further:
“And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?.” Judges 6:14
What a look was that which the Lord gave to Gideon! He looked him out of his discouragements into a holy bravery. If our look to the Lord saves us, what will not His look at us do? Lord, look on me this day, and nerve me for its duties and conflicts.
What a word was this which Jehovah spoke to Gideon! “Go.” He must not hesitate. He might have answered, “What, go in all this weakness!” But the Lord put that word out of court by saying, “Go in this thy might.” The Lord had looked might into him, and he had now nothing to do but to use it, and save Israel by smiting the Midianites.
It may be that the Lord has more to do by me than I ever dreamed of. If He has looked upon me He has made me strong. Let me by faith exercise the power with which He has entrusted me. He never bids me “idle away my time in this my might.” Far from it. I must “go,” because He strengthens me.
What a question is that which the Lord puts to me even as He put it to Gideon! “Have not I sent thee?” Yes, Lord, thou hast sent me, and I will go in thy strength. At thy command I go, and, going, I am assured that thou wilt conquer by me.
Dear friend, in His strength I have been on the “GO” for the past seven months, the Word Ministry have been on the move; He had never failed to give us His Word daily. He has remained faithful to us. Praise be to God.
The secret again is that when God bid you “GO” you must go. Like father Abraham, even when you don’t know where you are going, for the vision is in phases and your obedience to the last instruction determines the next instruction. Do I ever struggle? Yes, I do but by the help of the Holy Spirit, who shares the Word with light in my heart, I will quickly align myself again by looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of my faith. Read more below:
“Looking unto Jesus.” Hebrews 12:2
It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. He insinuates, “Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith; you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end; you have not the joy of His children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus.” All these are thoughts about self, and we shall never find comfort or assurance by looking within.
But the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self: He tells us that we are nothing, but that “Christ is all in all.” Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee—it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee—it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument—it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore, look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the source of thy hope; look not to thy faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith.
We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul. If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by “looking unto Jesus.” Keep thine eye simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when thou wakest in the morning look to Him; when thou liest down at night look to Him. Oh! let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail thee.
“My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness:
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.”
Look not to thy self but to Jesus, the assurance you need to move forward; move into your glory can only be found in Him. This month remains my “month of glory” as it the month when the vision was delivered, am sure something has been delivered to you as well. During the course of the month, the Lord did so many miracles that put laughter in my mouth and many shared their testimony with us, am sure you were left out.
As we round off the month, may His glory be our glory now forever more. See you next month by His grace. Amen!
Remain blessed in the Lord,