Times of Preparation ~ for God’s Glory

Published: Friday, April 27th, 2012

Zacharias stood in stunned silence as an angel of the LORD told him about his son, not yet conceived.  (See Luke 1:12-13)

Zacharias was being prepared by God to be a father to the baby who would become the honored prophet of introducing Messiah to the world.

What experiences have you had which have prepared you for this day in your life?
The LORD can use all the happenings in your life for His glory when you turn to Him as your Savior and Lord.

John would be a unique prophet in Israel.  Other prophets had told of the coming Messiah.  John would be the one to introduce Messiah.
You are unique from all other men and women.  Your experiences can be a preparation of God for you to tell others of His love, His mercy, His grace and, yes, even of His being the Judge of all the earth.

Have you ever considered your past

as a preparation for your future?

  What you do today – are your actions and words for God’s glory or do you want the acclamations?

God does not waste anything…how are you responding to Him?
What is God calling you to do this day?
First things first, aren’t we to yield to the God of the Bible?  We are to come to Him for transformed thinking and living. (See Romans 12:2)
To follow the Lord Jesus Christ is to be living in the moment, trusting Him for our needs and our ministry.

What is He calling (asking) of you today?

(Amplified) Romans 11:33-36
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)!  And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!
34For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood His thoughts, or who has [ever] been his counselor?’
35Or who has first given God anything that he might be paid back or that he could claim a recompense?
36For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. [For all things originate with Him and come from Him; all things live through Him, and all things center in and tend to consummate and to end in Him.]  To Him be glory forever! Amen (so be it).”