Power for a hard job

RE Verse reading–Micah 1:1-6, 2:1-3, 3:1-8 (day five)  “But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord. . .to declare to Jacob his transgression.”  (vs 3:8)  I did not expect it.  Hard assignments from God.  People that have to be loved,  situations that have to be endured, decisions that have to be patiently prayed through–for the glory of God and the good of others.  I should have known.  Micah spoke of God’s power filling his life, not for some exciting, enjoyable purpose, but to declare to Jacob his transgression. NOT a popular path!  Paul (who also had his share of difficulty) spoke of being “strengthened with all power. . .for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience”  (Colossians 1:11)  The highest purpose of God’s power is to make me patient?  Hmmmmm. . . If I never accept a hard assignment, never promise to do it with patience and without complaint, will I ever know (or even need to) the power of God?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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