23 May the God of peace SET you apart for Himself. May every part of you be set apart for God. May your spirit and your soul and your body be kept complete. May you be without blame when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. 24 The One Who called you is faithful and will do what He promised.
Have you ever felt like every door you attempted to walk in becomes shot all of a sudden or or every person who said they were going to collaborate with you suddenly disappears? These may not be the work of the other individuals. These may be divinely appointed shut doors.
God has set us apart for Himself. He wants every part of us (spirit, soul, and body.)
He wants us to lean into him, to trust Him with all our heart (Proverbs 3:5).
I truly believe that God wants us to live by the mantra: Trust God for everything; rely on man for nothing, but be grateful to man for every kind gesture.
41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
There was nothing in the natural that indicated there was sufficient resources to feed the multitude.
The same Jesus, who took the five loaves and two fishes….. who, first, looked to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves and gave to the disciples to participate in the supernatural provision, lives in you and I.
His pattern has not changed.
As part of his body, we have already been broken, blessed and given. Our job now is to SET the standard (aka raise the banner) of righteousness.
41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.Mark 6
If I keep my eyes on the size of what’s in my hands, I will forever be discouraged, discontented and at the extreme, depressed.
Five loaves and two fish, my seem small in the scheme of things, but we MUST always remember, in the midst of our “little thing” we are partnered with a BIG God.
We have been given authority to bless the “little thing” in our hand by speaking words of life over it.
It was intended for us to singularly execute the assignment that is upon our life. There are “disciples” that are in position to help us (many of whom we have never met).
Last but not least, it is important to not that our role is more so to facilitate than to execute. This facilitation requires order, knowing and staking your claim in your lane (not trying to be a COI – Chief of Everything).
What emotion is showing up for you as you read this post?
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
Point Of View (POV):
The very first time the word “Set” was used in God’s word was Genesis 1:17
Two lights on the same team, both with a common objective( to rule), but without a director dictating and navigating their every move. I was blown away when I looked up the meaning of “Set” the first time it’s mentioned in God’s Word. It means:
Be entrusted to
To be put upon (as in a burden)
To Commit to
There are no grey areas. Each light is both charged to rule, to be self governing, and to flow harmoniously. It sure seems as though, from the beginning of time, Orpheus was the intended operational model for humankind.
What are your thoughts? How do you see this playing out in your respective domain(s)?