God: orchestrates His business and uses us to accomplish it….
Jeremiah 1:6-8 “Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord”.
In this relationship we are called to be in with Jesus, it appears at times that forget His divinity and that He is God and is indeed God over all. What He says goes and where He leads we just need to follow.
It almost seems that we tend to take His lack of response and that we are in relationship with Him for granted at times; He is still God although He wears the various cloaks of being friend, leader, guide, King etc.
The point I am getting to is that we in this flesh have friends who can also be our bosses, but we ought not to let that affect the relationship on the job, else it might get tricky real quick. Likewise when we say that God is a friend to us, our attitude can’t be common in respect to Him; we have to recognize His sovereignty; His words has power.
In this light, the prophet Jeremiah soon came to realize that although this powerful sanction had been placed on His life as a prophet by God himself, no words that he said could refute or negate the function he has been called to accomplish in this life. The words in his mouth were placed there by God himself, so when God said speak: he need only open his mouth and let the words flow.
When God told him to go: he need only walk to the place he is sent and the people and do what he is instructed; as a matter of fact, there was no need for argument, God needed his body to use it and He had prepared him for such a time as this.
The fact of the matter is that this show belongs to God and we are just actors whose roles have already been carved out and we can choose to go easy or let the ride be tough like Jonah who ended up in the belly of the whale (God forbid that be our lot).
Beloved, think it not strange when these unusual events happen in your life, call it supernatural; after all we are just spirits operating in a human body. God ordained it like that, so you might as well stop fighting that no-win fight.
New trivia: a king fasted for one of God’s beloved sons; who are these two individuals?