“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…” 2 Chronicles 16:8-10
The LORD Himself is diligently and thoroughly on a ‘star search’ quest. The idea did not originate from us. The idea with much help from Satan was corrupted by us. Ours is corrupted, because the criteria is different; it is self-serving and self-glorifying. It heals, helps and delivers no one (not even ourselves!). Its main form of fuel and energy is good old pride. Yes the Lord is looking for some to bless, favor, exalt and then categorically place on a pedestal that they might lift His name on high, and subsequently draw all men unto Him. “Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.” Romans 11:4-6 Even Jesus Christ who was God in flesh made an incredible statement: “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.” John 6:37-39 Basically, God calls and uses those who will diligently go about His business and He blesses and lifts them up as they do.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. Zechariah 13:8-9
How about my ‘fifteen minutes of fame’ some poor soul may cry! When do I get to shine? Well honestly I do not know of a greater beam of light to herald a mortal man than that of the ‘LIGHT of the World’ that is Jesus Christ. Everyone has a free will to pursue or bring about any course of decision or direction for their lives. Be it by manipulation, scheming or plotting. But the Lord would rather we chose His way, which is guaranteed and insured. And should His name be tagged in our projects, then it should be backed by His Spirit and emanate a fragrance that is undeniably Christlike. This cannot be attained without a pure and contrite heart that results from a broken spirit and a surrendered life. I really wish I could tell that poor chagrined soul, that there was a short cut. “Has not my hand-made all these things, (talents, gifts and what-have-you, ‘italics mine’) and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” Isaiah 66:1-3
When God was sending Samuel to go and anoint a new king for Israel, God let His servant the prophet know that he had already found someone. God did not depend on man’s election and voting system. He certainly did not ask for man’s opinion or approval nor employ the tactics of a public relations officer. He sent His servant on an already completed task. God knew who He wanted and why as was noted in the book of the ‘Acts of the Apostle’. All that Samuel needed to do was perform and demonstrate on earth something that had already taken place in heaven selah!. “God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ Acts 13:21-23 Did you note the secret behind God’s selection; “… he will do everything I (God) want him to do.”
Just like David who was in the back woods of the stage, slaying the seemingly meaningless lion and bear with no encouragement or applause, save the watchful eyes of Jehovah Shamma (the ever-present God). These Holy Ghost stars have been trained and prepared in the fire of purification. The have been in the valley of tears and the crucible of affliction, and through it all they have learnt to not only trust in the Lord their God but that He was to be the Master of their lives. Therefore, by the time Goliath made his loud and lofty appearance, David knowing who his God was and what He was capable of doing; ran fearlessly and brazenly to defeat the giant. “This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands… and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47 “For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the people on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.” Deuteronomy 14:1-3
“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.” Matthew 12:17-19
May our testimony, reward and honor be that God’s Spirit is upon us and He has chosen us to serve HIM!