Christians, out of all the punctuation in the English language, which is the most exciting? The exclamation point! That’s right, and one thing that we look forward to in our lives is EXCITEMENT. I truly believe that God has shown me a revelation about punctuation that relates to our lives and what we look forward to.
So many times we wait and wait for something EXCITING to happen in our spiritual walk with God. We feel that our life is just statement after statement of mundane living punctuated by periods and commas throughout. It is difficult to do the mundane, but I have found out that a lot of my saved life has been vast expanses of the ordinary with only a few moments of the extraordinary punctuating the page. I am certain, Christians, that God wants us to embrace the times in our lives where we feel that nothing exciting is happening, because that is when we are truly growing.
Take school, for example, what is the exclamation? Graduation! However, that is one day in roughly 13 years of education. The only reason we get to enjoy and rejoice on the day of graduation, is if we consistently endure the 13 years of preparation.
If we aren’t content in our course, we will find ourselves being revival revelers, conference chasers, trying to introduce more excitement into our walks. I know for myself it has been difficult to be content in the ordinary, but the more that I am content, the more I am prepared for the extraordinary. I know God wants to use us, in big ways, and He likes excitement, but we cannot chase it or we will miss the bigger picture. The period is more common, more frequent, more mundane, but very useful.
I want to address one more punctuation mark that we deal with as Christians. One would assume that with an Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent God, the question mark would not even exist in our lives. However, God IS all those attributes so when the situations of this life present questions, we know WHO to go to who has all and I mean ALL the answers. We must fully rely on God, we must walk by faith and not by sight, we must understand the goal of this life is a lifelong pursuit of intimacy with God, not a page full of exclamation. God loves us so much, He sent Jesus down to redeem us. If we never had another example of exclaiming something so bold: HIS LOVE, it would be enough! Embrace each day, walk in faith, expect the ordinary, prepare for the extraordinary. In Jesus Name, Amen.
*Remember, Jesus came, was born and lived 30 years of an ordinary carpenter life, where He was tested and prepared for His calling, which was 3 years FULL of exclamations! Healing! Miracles! DEAD TO LIFE! His crucifixion and RESURRECTION! Do NOT forsake the days of preparation and day of small beginnings.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast) immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose] I Corinthians 15:58 (AMP)
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12 (NASB)
And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news (Gospel) of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every weakness and infirmity among the people. Matthew 4:23 (AMP) (emphasis added)
written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2017