Wednesday: 19th December, 2018
Reference text: Judges 13:2-7, 24-25
Judges 13:3, 4 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son. Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:
Given that the dominion over all things on earth, was given to man by God from the very moment man was created, there has existed a relationship – one that has hinged on cooperation right from the beginning. Therefore, throughout the course of time, this partnership has been in effect.
Today’s reading from Judges only serves to remind us that sometimes even when God speaks, man is needed to cooperate to establish that which has been spoken. The promise to the wife of Manoah was ‘she will conceive and bare a son’, thus sayeth the Lord. However, she was given a role to play: she had to alter her habits to ensure the fulfilment of this promise as God had said it.
Beloved, our team work with God isn’t one that is short-lived, it is a long term partnership intended to bring us all that God has promised to us. While there are times when we just have to be still, enjoy the show by doing nothing and letting God be God, there are many more moments when we are invited to hold his hands and do something.
Therefore, our decision to do nothing when there is a task to be performed may be the only thing keeping us out of God’s best for us. Just bear in mind, God has made many promises and in Jesus, all those promises are Yes and Amen. But do ask yourself, is there something required on my part? Am I rightly positioned? Am I in the right company? Am I doing what is required to write ensure the fulfilment of what has been promised?
Remember # in our walk with God, there are moments when we have a part to play, don’t stand idle at those times.