Ezekiel 36:37-38 Thus says the Lord God: This also I will let the house of Israel ask me to do for them: to increase their people like a flock. Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the Lord.
Have you ever seen a need in your life as an opportunity for God to move in your life so that you and those around you will know that He is the Lord? When you pray and ask God to move in your life whether it is your finances, your relationships, your job or maybe a battle you are struggling with does it ever occur to you that maybe He is looking for you to want His deliverance to be so incredible that it will be evident that He is God?
Over and over in the book of Ezekiel you see the words, “And then they will know that I am Lord.” God wants to be seen and He wants to be recognized as Lord and our Almighty God and the Deliverer so there are times in our lives when He is just waiting for us to recognize that we need to be sure He is glorified through our deliverance or even our disciplines. When God told Ezekiel these words in the verses above the Israelites had done nothing to deserve God’s grace especially to the level He was ready to give, but the point is that it didn’t matter that they didn’t deserve it, He was doing it to show that He is Lord! It is only by and through the grace of God that we can be seen as worthy of anything, there’s nothing we can do to merit God’s grace, love, mercy and healing in our lives, everything God does for us is a gift! God wants to show up in your life in a way that others will look on and say, “wow, Her God is the Lord”. Don’t ever think that God is unwilling to move in your life in a mighty way because you haven’t “earned His favor” or because you have messed up (hmmmm just like the Israelites?) and you feel as though you don’t “deserve” His help – God is waiting to be seen in your life and to be seen in a mighty way so it is evident that He is Lord!
The world is in desperate need of seeing that our God is Lord. Start today and pray that God will show up in such a mighty way in your life and circumstances that everyone who sees will have to say that He is God. The very first thing to pray for is for Him to move in such a way in your life that He can be seen in the way you dress, talk, act, treat others and give. Pray to be the Lady of God He has called you to be so when others see you they see Him. At the same time don’t be afraid to ask God for His hand to be on your life in such a mighty way so others will see Him as well. Remember the prayer of Jabez (whose name meant “a pain”) 1 Chronicles 4:10 Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.
Pray for God’s mighty hand to be on your life today – what are you waiting for? Ask for forgiveness and a pure heart and a right spirit and for God’s amazing power on every level of your life so it will bring Him glory!
Quote: “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” Edith Wharton