This week the #La130 Family is studying Luke. I have read the book countless times so I wanted to skim and skip; the Teacher prompted me not to, so I decided to read casually, then something hit me.
In Luke 1, we are told of the events that led to the birth of John the Baptist. The fairly well known story of Elizabeth, Zechariah and Angel Gabriel. Everything is just the way I remembered it, but verse 8 and 11 jumped out and hit me. The New Living Translation says and I quote.
“8. One day Zechariah was serving God in the Temple, for his order was on duty that week. ”
“11. Zechariah was in the sanctuary when an angel of the Lord appeared,standing to the right of the incense altar.”
What hit me was this: God met Zechariah at work. Not being a busybody, not sitting at home cursing government, not roaming to and fro looking for handouts. God met him serving, in the place of his calling. In a place far from the public eye and changed his story.
Then the Teacher reminded me that indeed that’s how God has always worked.
He called Moses when he was at work tending his father-in-law’s sheep.
He called Elisha while he was ploughing with his twelve oxen.
He called Gideon while he was threshing wheat at the bottom of a winepress.
He called David while he was out working in the field.
He called the disciples while they were fishing, collecting tax, treating patients.
He called Saul when he was busy persecuting Christians.
He knows where you are. He is thinking about you and He cares for you.
The question is: Will he find you there? Serving faithfully? Or will he find you complaining like an unprofitable servant? Selling your birthright for a plate of beans? Filled with envy as Cain was for Abel? Roaming to and fro the whole earth? God forbid.
Today, as you go about your business, remember who you are and whose you are. Remember that God is not limited to save by many or by few, at home or abroad, in the city or in the country. And live like it.
Do your work unto the Lord and not unto man, as men-pleasers. And God from whom promotion comes will lift, increase and promote you, In Jesus Name. Amen.
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