This morning, I finally opened my copy of #CalledToGreatness by Ps. Moses Mukisa. For the first time, I decided to start reading from the cover page, to the dedication, through to the forward, etc. Yes, it is that kind of lazy absorbing Sunday.
So I hit chapter one and already I am starting to relate to his story. Grrr, I tell myself. Slow down, woman. By page 2 I am already highlighting; Page 3 has 2 different highlight colours. Then comes the first scripture in the group. No, I promise. It was literally the first scripture:
And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth–lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
1 Samuel 16:1
It literally jumped at me 3 ways. 3 situations. All independent of each other. This verse contained the clue (Tehehe, I don’t want to say answer – yes, Jesus also knows I am stubborn).
This is not the first time I reading this scripture. Actually, I have read it a number of times but never like this. One of the reasons I absolutely love reading the Bible is that I hardly ever know what to expect. Tehehe, like God is daring me to open the book and see what else He can do.
I just love it. I love that God is even more playful than me. But mostly I love that he consistently uses scripture to speak into my life. Into my situation. No. It is not always gasps and giggles. Yes. There have been tears. There has been confusion. But he has never gone back on his word. I have given up on him countless times, but he never forgets a promise.
Don’t forget that. In every season, you have direct access to the commander of the heavenly armies. You. Little old tired you. You have direct access. Don’t forget that.
Remember that on this All Saints Day.