Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Don't Fear Their Faces

The prophet Jeremiah was called by God from the womb and, in life, he held some inward trepidation at being commissioned a prophet at an extremely young age.  This is what the Lord God said to him:

“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
 Do not be afraid of their faces,
For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord."  (Jer. 1:7-8)

I think that's beautiful... and extremely challenging at the same time.  With what confronts us today as we press on for God's cause, we'd do well to receive reassurances much like Daddy's to Jeremiah in his day.

As you travel God's way in obedience, beloved, some will think you are not "qualified" (by their definitions), some will say you are not "old enough in God" to undertake His assignments.  But the truth is that - when Abba commissions and prepares a soul for service, it is ready - it doesn't matter what others think, or what doubt or disapproving expressions seize their faces.

As those called and made ready by the Godhead, our place is to focus on the face and voice of God, clinging always to the pledge of obedience we've made to serve Him no matter what. He sourced and empowered that pledge and, as with Jeremiah, God Himself has promised to deliver us from all words, deeds, spirits, and "faces" battling us to the contrary.  I believe that.

Therefore, we will not fear, no matter what the trial - for in Christ's power we will go to whomever God sends us, and whatever He commands we will speak.  That is my declaration over, and prayer for (me and) all who are called according to Yahweh's truth, plan, and purpose. Amen.


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)