“The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.”
Isaiah 60:14 NIV
Today is our favourite day of the week - The Lord’s Day! The day we gather and find strength to scatter again into our worlds entrusted.
So many of our stories and journeys have elements of being misunderstood, oppressed, ridiculed or rejected for the faith we believe, the values we hold dear and the priority we have to build God’s House.
The promise here is one like Joseph the Dreamers story .. misunderstood and thrown into jail by his own family, until God positioned him in the position of leadership. He had a choice to forgive or retaliate and persecute back.. .. he chose the higher road ... and so do we.
The ultimate aim though is not to be understood, but for God to get all the glory for the story. In the story He will redeem your reputation, reconcile hearts and ultimately reconcile all men unto Himself.
So don’t lose heart. Time is a wonderful bearer of truth and fruit. Your life speaks loud. This R1000 is a chance to extend the invitation to even the most cynical or hardened of hearts. Have one more go again ..
God is all over this, all around this and all about this!
Let this week be the week you bathe that invitation in fasting and prayer. And see what God can do through you.
- Pastor Vanessa