[by Céline Giguère] Despite the turmoil in my life, this morning I woke up happy and praising God that I was alive and able to still serve Him.
I was content to be loved by my heavenly Father (daddy) while sipping my coffee and watching my favorite program on TV.
I caught the tail-end of a testimony of a young lady, who did not believe that she would succeed in life. Yet, after becoming a Christian, she graduated from Harvard and is now working toward a doctorate in Theology.
Like many before, her purpose in life was to declare that God did not exist. People like Frank Morrison (lawyer) and C. S. Lewis (philosopher and writer) and Voltaire (philosopher and writer) did not believe in God.
Among these, only the latter did not turn to God. But on his death-bed, Voltaire admitted that he could not disprove God’s existence.
But for the woman, it was the understanding of how God saw her that broke and brought her to a place of rest and transformation in her soul.
Just like Gideon who met the angel at the wine-press as he worked in the middle of the night because he feared the enemies invading Israel. When the angel called this farmer to fight the invaders, Gideon tried to excuse himself because he was from a small Hebrew tribe, adding that his clan was the smallest of the tribe. He was fearful of making any ripples in his life or his family or his clan.
Gideon did not believe his life was significant and that God had a purpose for him.
The angel paid no heed to what Gideon said about himself, instead the angel called him a mighty warrior of God.
“The angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, ‘The Lord is with you, o valiant warrior:’ (Judges 6:12)
God declares who we are. We have no say in the matter because it is the truth.
When we become born again, we are a new creature, with title deeds, power, and authority by and through His name over the physical and spiritual realms.
When we approach God as our Father, our soul responds wholeheartedly to His love and the words of encouragement that affirm His calling and purpose for our lives.
For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
We do not need to impress God, only do the works the Lord has prepared us to do. We must look past our natural ability and be filled with God’s power and authority to accomplish them.
We are powerful beyond measure through Christ!
When we see ourselves the same way God sees us, we are free to pursue Him with abandonment and be transformed into the new creation He purposed for us from the beginning of time.
Not a mouse but a roaring lion is called to come out from your life. Not fearful, but steadfast in His love. Just like Christ who walked this Earth in peace and yet was powerful and full of the Spirit.