Prophetic Message: You Were Created For His Glory … Stay Alert To Your Calling
“And the child [John the Baptist] grew and became strong in spirit, and he remained in the wilderness until the day of his appearance to Israel” (Luke 1:80).
Many men, women and children throughout the Bible were seemingly born for a certain special moment in time. They were unheard of for many years, and then all of a sudden, their name became a household word down through the generations.
Even after Jesus’ own birth, He is not heard from until He shows up in the temple at 12 years of age. It almost seemed like a premature showing, wandering away from His parents. From 12 years of age to age 30, He just seemed to disappear. All the Bible can tell us is that He grew in wisdom and favor in God‘s eyes. There’s nothing recorded about those formative years between 12 and 30.
Nothing really significant, just that He became a common carpenter. Eighteen years are a mystery, but in His last three years, He made history and changed everything forever!
Could this pattern of Jesus’ own life be an example for us today? Could it be that our lives are still being prepared for that one special moment in time that we were created for?
I am learning that it’s in our everyday, ordinary, mundane grind of life, with all of its problems that could drive us crazy, that becomes the “fertilizer” that produces the supernatural in our lives! When I think of fertilizer, I think of manure.